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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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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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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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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
As 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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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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Respected Sf Agency Rings In 2014 With A New Name: ‘Chemistry Club’
News: Respected Sf Agency Rings In 2014 With A New Name: ‘Chemistry Club’Chemistry Club Partners Grant Richards, Kim Kline and Scott Aal.
Partners Grant Richards, Scott Aal and Kim Kline announce the agency formerly known as Engine Company 1 has changed its name to Chemistry Club.
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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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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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HPA Tech Retreat Celebrates 20 Years Of Inquiry And Illumination
Industry Thought Leaders and Technology Mavens Head Back to Palm Springs for Thoughtful Exploration of an Industry in Transition
For the past twenty years, the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) Tech Retreat® has gathered a veritable who's who in engineering, technology, creativity, and strategic business together for a structured yet informal meeting of the minds; where top industry leaders engaged in all aspects of production, distribution, post production, film, television, web and related endeavors, gather in an environment conducive to the exchange of knowledge and information. This year's 20th Anniversary confab promises all of that and more from February 17-21, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells near Palm Springs, CA.
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POP Sound and Soundelux DMG Combine Forces
Pacific Ocean Post (POP) today announced a merger with Soundelux Design Music Group (DMG). Moving forward under the Pacific Ocean Post banner, the combined company will offer expanded capabilities to service the creative and technical requirements of content creators working across all media platforms.
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Sosolimited & The D4D Create Dynamic Media Wall For iHeartRADIO’s New Los Angeles Events Theater
News: Sosolimited & The D4D Create Dynamic Media Wall For iHeartRADIO’s New Los Angeles Events TheaterClear Channel's iHeartRADIO has opened a premiere events theater in Los Angeles, which features a centerpiece media wall installation that dynamically assembles live video, tweets, photography, and design elements for a truly unique experience.
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Modus Operandi Launches Mod/Op Films
News: Modus Operandi Launches Mod/Op FilmsModus Operandi & EP Rossi Cannon have joined forces to launch the multi-disciplinary Mod/Op Films, featuring the award-winning talent of 13 Keys, Steven Antin, KRONCK, Rane, David Popescu, Christopher Ferguson, Laurieann Gibson and Jonathan Teplitsky. The company launches with a 360 campaign directed by David Popescu with edit, design and animation by creative collective 13 Keys via agency Vitro and a digital campaign for Wild Turkey.
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Price Chopper Returns To Galaxy 61 To Create A Pair of FX-Driven Holiday Spots
News: Price Chopper Returns To Galaxy 61 To Create A Pair of FX-Driven Holiday Spots
Price Chopper recently returned to Galaxy 61 to design and execute a campaign that kicked off the season with a pair of visually enticing spots designed to drive sales and position the supermarket retail chain’s brand just right for the holidays.
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Royal Shakespeare Company the First UK theatre to Broadcast Shakespeare Direct into Schools with Richard II
News: Royal Shakespeare Company the First UK theatre to Broadcast Shakespeare Direct into Schools with Richard IIDavid Tennant in the title role was streamed free of charge into classrooms up and down the country
On Friday 15 November, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) became the first UK theatre to broadcast Shakespeare direct into schools, as Richard II with David Tennant in the title role was streamed free of charge into classrooms up and down the country.
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Industry Leader Launches Revolutionary Pay-As-You-Go Marketing Communications
Manor Marketing is set to change the landscape of professional marketing communications as it launches mediacomms.tv – a pay-as-you-go service with no fixed contract, time commitment or retainer. Manor Marketing delivers this alternative approach from its position as a leading and highly respected full service, creative and targeted marketing and PR agency, operating primarily in the broadcast and electronic media sector.
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Stunning Lexus Film Takes Flight with KMel Robotics Quadrotors Powered By OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
News: Stunning Lexus Film Takes Flight with KMel Robotics Quadrotors Powered By OptiTrack Motion Capture TechnologyAmazing in Motion is a set of projects by Lexus that explore the complexity of motion. The second installation of the brand series, 'Swarm,’ is a spirited story featuring custom-designed small aircraft known as quadrotors that roam through various locations in Vancouver, Canada at night. Executed by CHI & Partners in collaboration with Director Sam Brown of Rogue Films and KMel Robotics, the 60-second spot utilized OptiTrack motion capture technology, including 35 Prime 41 cameras and Motive software, to track the flying robots.
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Nunchaku’s Sebastian Schor Gets Kids’ Breakfast ‘Listo’ With Jimmy Dean
News: Nunchaku’s Sebastian Schor Gets Kids’ Breakfast ‘Listo’ With Jimmy DeanLos Angeles/Buenos Aires-based Nunchaku director Sebastian Schor takes the panic out of family mornings in the new :30 “Done” for Jimmy Dean out of Walton Isaacson, L.A./Chicago/NYC/Tokyo. Produced for the Hispanic market, the spot features a family of four functioning like a well-oiled machine with the help of Jimmy Dean.
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SMPTE Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement to Encourage Spending With a Purpose
Dec. 3 Day of Giving Provides Powerful Reminder That Donations Are Instrumental in SMPTE's Success in Education and Standards Work
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 it has joined #GivingTuesday, a first-of-its-kind effort to leverage the power of charities, families, businesses, and individuals to inspire people to take collaborative action in giving to the causes they support in better and smarter ways, improving their communities, and helping to create a better world.
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Zoic Adds Matt Thunell As Executive Producer Of Commercials/Games
News: Zoic Adds Matt Thunell As Executive Producer Of Commercials/GamesCulver City/Vancouver-based visual effects house Zoic Studios has added Matt Thunell as Executive Producer of their commercial and games division. With over 12 years of experience at preeminent VFX and creative studios, he has worked on projects across commercials, features, music videos, special venues and interactive media. He has collaborated with nearly every top agency including Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO, mcgarrybowen, RPA, The Martin Agency, 72andSunny, Wieden + Kennedy and Crispin, Porter & Bogusky, among numerous others.
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TODD-SOUNDELUX Extends Commitments in Hollywood and Santa Monica
News: TODD-SOUNDELUX Extends Commitments in Hollywood and Santa MonicaPost production sound company TODD-SOUNDELUX today announced it has extended lease terms by 10 years for two of the company’s locations, including its Todd-AO facility in Hollywood and its Pacific Ocean Post (POP) facility in Santa Monica.
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eyeball Designs “John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes” Interactive Album App
News: eyeball Designs “John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes” Interactive Album AppNet Proceeds From App Sales To Benefit WhyHunger and its Global “Imagine There’s No Hunger” Campaign In Partnership With Yoko Ono
Strategic creative agency eyeball recently contributed its comprehensive design and production talents to “John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes,” an interactive album app that chronicles the former Beatle's life-changing trip to Bermuda in June 1980.
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Watchout Manages Content For The Big Picture, The World's Largest High Definition Video Wall
News: Watchout Manages Content For The Big Picture, The World's Largest High Definition Video WallStanding over 15 meters tall and 60 meters wide, “The Big Picture” has the official Guinness World Records title for the “Largest High Definition Video Wall”. It is located inside the main lobby and entrance to Suntec Exhibition and Convention Centre (Suntec Singapore) and is fast becoming a hotspot for photo-taking by delegates and Suntec City shoppers alike. The system relies on the amazing Dataton WATCHOUT™ multi-image display and presentation software to manage its large-format, dynamic and ever-changing content that is presented over 664 integrated LG LED flat panel displays.
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Invisible Cities Opens to Sell-Out Performances at Los Angeles' Union Station as Sennheiser Technology Enables 'Artistic Creation Without Borders'
News: Invisible Cities Opens to Sell-Out Performances at Los Angeles' Union Station as Sennheiser Technology Enables 'Artistic Creation Without Borders'
City of Los Angeles Issues Proclamation to Invisible Cities as Sennheiser Delivers Highly Personalized, Yet Communal Artistic Experience to Consumers
"Invisible Cities," the world’s first large scale opera for wireless headphones, opened to critical acclaim on October 19th at the iconic Union Station, where it was issued a Proclamation by the City of Los Angeles. The visionary production, which was written by Christopher Cerrone and produced by The Industry and L.A. Dance project, is made possible through the professional and consumer technology of leading audio manufacturer Sennheiser.
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Vancouver's Emily Carr University of Art + Design invests in Pablo Rio
Leading art, media and design University chooses Quantel for HFR, UHD and S3D research
Vancouver-based Emily Carr University of Art + Design has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio color correction and finishing system and two Pablo PA workflow assist stations to further research into advanced media techniques and workflows. The systems will be used for the production of S3D content, and research into high frame rate 4K-8K S3D production pipelines. Quantel's Canadian post-production reseller, Annex Pro, designed the system which includes the first Pablo Rio 4K in Vancouver.
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Roll Over, Beethoven! eyeball Reacquaints New York With A “Classic” Pop Icon: Wolfgang Amadeus “MozArt”
News: Roll Over, Beethoven! eyeball Reacquaints New York With A “Classic” Pop Icon: Wolfgang Amadeus “MozArt”Throughout November, WQXR 105.9 FM, New York’s only classical station, will celebrate a musical genius with "Month of Mozart," an immersive festival dedicated to one of classical music’s most-beloved composers.
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Whitehouse’s Robinson Cuts Social Media Campaign for Dunkin’ Donuts
News: Whitehouse’s Robinson Cuts Social Media Campaign for Dunkin’ DonutsWhen coffee lovers tap out their next Twitter or Facebook post exalting Dunkin’ Donuts famous brew, they may find themselves starring in the company’s new social media-based ad campaign. A carefully selected group of Facebook and Twitter users who’ve tagged their posts with a #mydunkin hashtag are in fact already appearing in a 7-spot Web and TV campaign cut by Whitehouse Post Editor Adam Robinson in partnership with agency Hill Holiday and ACNE Director Tyler Manson.
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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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Hostage Films’ Ruben Latre Creates “When The Night Falls” For Samsung’s Social Responsibility Campaign
News: Hostage Films’ Ruben Latre Creates “When The Night Falls” For Samsung’s Social Responsibility CampaignWith no running water and no electricity, the Oromia Region of Ethiopia is a rugged five-hour drive from the capital Addis Ababa. Ruben Latre of Hostage Films found himself there to direct a short film created as part of Samsung’s ongoing social responsibility efforts. Samsung's contribution to the region, in partnership with a local NGO, comes in the form of solar panels that, in turn, are used to charge lanterns; providing the only light source to the dark terrain, other than the sun.
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In Major Expansion Big Block Launches Big Block NY
News: In Major Expansion Big Block Launches Big Block NYBig Block Live And Big Block Entertainment Group To Develop and Produce Branded Content, Live Theater, Feature Films and Television
Big Block has extended its reach with a major expansion to New York City and the creation of two new divisions dedicated to multi-screen content: Big Block Live and Big Block Entertainment Group/BBEG. Through Big Block Live, the studio will continue to specialize in branded content, live action production and design for commercials, broadcast, interactive and mobile platforms, while serving as a local interface for Big Block Design Group/BBDG and the studio’s VFX, DI (digital intermediate) and finishing services in Santa Monica. Big Block Live will also sign and represent its own roster of directorial talent. Big Block Entertainment Group is producing live theater for Broadway and other stages, feature films and television. Big Block Entertainment Group represents the most significant creative and financial evolution of the Big Block brand since its inception. The group will acquire the rights for the properties they will develop and will also co-finance their production partnerships.
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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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Adobe Brings Creative Cloud To BVE North 2013
- Adobe Theatre provides invaluable practical sessions, plus daily chances to win Creative Cloud 12-month membership -
BVE North 2013 is delighted to confirm Adobe’s participation at the North’s essential broadcast event, Adobe will present the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud, the membership-based service that reimagines the creative process through a stunning set of “CC” desktop applications and sophisticated cross-device collaboration and publishing capabilities. For video professionals Creative Cloud has every tool for script to screen and beyond. BVE North returns to Manchester Central on 12-13 November 2013.
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Behind the Scenes: BMW i3 Launches with World’s First Interactive 360 Film
News: Behind the Scenes: BMW i3 Launches with World’s First Interactive 360 FilmWCRS, as part of EngineDare, has teamed with Mustard Films and Tool to create the world’s first interactive 360° film for the launch of BMW’s first electric car, the BMW i3. The app has just been released for download worldwide.
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The Famous Group Brings Clash of NFL Cyborgs To The World’s Largest In-Stadium HD Video Screen For Houston Texans 2013 Game Opener Film
Integrated production company teams with CG experts Flux Animation for action-packed 3D battle royale on new 14,549 sq. foot HD board at Reliant Stadium to rev up fans before kickoffs.
Given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create the Houston Texans’ pre-game opening video for the debut of the world’s largest in-stadium HD video boards installed this summer at Reliant Stadium, integrated production company The Famous Group delivered a bone-crunching 3D animated battle of NFL robots designed to fire up fans.
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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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Premier Action Sports Resort Nitro City Names Modus Operandi Digital Agency of Record
News: Premier Action Sports Resort Nitro City Names Modus Operandi Digital Agency of RecordModus Operandi, known for brand-enhancing digital and social media endeavors for hospitality heavyweights like Hard Rock Hotel, sbe and Beverly Hilton, has embarked upon a retained relationship with action sports resort Nitro City Panama. In 2011, Travis Patranas and William Hayes Wheelless (leaders of the popular action sports collective Nitro Circus) founded the beachfront resort, which has quickly become a go-to destination for action sports enthusiasts, professionals, and families from around the world.
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Indiecan Entertainment Acquires “Down River” By Director Ben Ratner
News: Indiecan Entertainment Acquires “Down River” By Director Ben RatnerIndiecan Entertainment has acquired the Canadian distribution rights for Ben Ratner’s feature "Down River."
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Backyard’s Nguyen And The Fantastical Get Guy Out Of A Sticky Situation For ‘47 Brand
News: Backyard’s Nguyen And The Fantastical Get Guy Out Of A Sticky Situation For ‘47 BrandVenice, CA-based Backyard director Kim Nguyen saves a young suitor from a beat-down in the artful and relatable :30 “Nice Hat” for the ‘47 NFL FRANCHISE hat out of the Fantastical, Boston, MA. The spot is part of an integrated digital and social media campaign that includes alternate endings, an in-store Lids campaign that includes a mobile component, digital banners, pre-roll as well as a social media scavenger hunt that includes a chance to win a trip to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.
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Canon U.S.A., Ron Howard and Bryce Dallas Howard Discover Five Consumer Directors to Premiere Their Short Films at the Project Imaginat10n Film Festival
10 Films Inspired By User Submitted Photographs Will be Packaged by Canon as “A Ron Howard Presentation” – The Winning Consumer Directors and Five Celebrity Directors: Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, James Murphy, Georgina Chapman and Biz Stone
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard, and Bryce Dallas Howard, one of Hollywood’s most versatile actresses and director of the 2011 short film “when you find me,” have announced the five winning consumer directors of the “Project Imaginat10n” film contest, which gave filmmakers of all skill levels an opportunity to showcase their creativity and storytelling abilities. Five celebrity directors also took part in the same creative exercise: Eva Longoria (film and TV actress), Jamie Foxx (Academy Award® winner), Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter), Georgina Chapman (designer and co-founder of Marchesa) and James Murphy (founder of LCD SOUNDSYSTEM).
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Modus Operandi & Creative Asylum Unite Under the Modus Operandi Banner
After over 75 project collaborations and a two-year strategic partnership, Creative Asylum has been acquired by Modus Operandi. The combined entity blends the creative, strategic and technical capabilities under the Modus Operandi brand.
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Entrepreneurial Brand Agency Neuron Syndicate is Chosen by Tommy Bahama as Winner of AMC's Sept. 5th Edition of "The Pitch"
News: Entrepreneurial Brand Agency Neuron Syndicate is Chosen by Tommy Bahama as Winner of AMC's Sept. 5th Edition of "The Pitch"Brand solutions advertising and marketing agency Neuron Syndicate Inc., which was featured on AMC’s unscripted series “The Pitch” on September 5th, was crowned winner of the competition by Tommy Bahama. Neuron Syndicate is helmed by Ryan Cramer, CEO/President/Creative Director, and Sean Alatorre, Vice President/Creative Director/Partner.
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Stardust Embarks On A Mission For Baylor University
News: Stardust Embarks On A Mission For Baylor UniversityStardust, the bicoastal integrated production and design firm, partnered with Proof Advertising to create a rich and complex journey through the history of Baylor University’s great discoveries and achievements. The short film -- largely constructed from stock footage from the Baylor Vaults -- is treated through layers of graphic textures, paralax effects, shot elements (like fire and lens flairs) and hand-drawn illustrations to elicit an archeological experiment in the visual medium. The result is an emotional exploration into some great moments and achievements across the spectrum; including sports, science, and spirituality.
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Cause & [Effect] Signs Comedy Director Beauxchamp
News: Cause & [Effect] Signs Comedy Director BeauxchampNew York-based Cause & [Effect] has signed comedy director Beauxchamp for U.S. commercial representation. A lifetime storyteller, Beauxhchamp recently took the director’s chair full time after 15 years working as a Copywriter and Creative Director for top agencies including DDB, JWT and BBDO. With a passion for dialogue, visual and comedic storytelling, Beauxchamp has helmed and co-written TNT co-branded spots for Dunkin’ Donuts, Snickers, Iams and Pringles that blend quirky characters with clever comedic timing.
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Hooligan & Table of Content Director Rick Knief Shine for Hawaiian Tropic’s “New Face” Campaign
News: Hooligan & Table of Content Director Rick Knief Shine for Hawaiian Tropic’s “New Face” CampaignNY-based editorial company Hooligan recently teamed up with Table of Content Director Rick Knief to help produce an interactive ad campaign for Hawaiian Tropic via Grey Advertising. The Hawaiian Tropic “New Face Contest and Sweepstakes” invited online voters to help crown the next spokesperson for the iconic sun-care brand as well as win prizes. The winner is 22-year-old Tampa Native Danielle Erb.
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Premiere Creative Training Event Coming To Atlanta October 25-27, 2013.
News: Premiere Creative Training Event Coming To Atlanta October 25-27, 2013.Workshop Schedule finalized, Atlanta Creative Ball raffle crosses $20,000 and includes a Blackmagic Cinema Camera!
The Atlanta Cutters are bringing the Southeast Creative Summit to Atlanta! Creative professionals have a dizzying array of tools available today. Knowing what to DO with all those tools to complete a task, create something original, improve on in-house concepts and please your bosses & clients — that's the knowledge that puts you ahead of the curve. That's what the Southeast Creative Summit is all about.
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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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ACNE Breaks Out Interactive Director Jeff Levine
News: ACNE Breaks Out Interactive Director Jeff LevineACNE has added interactive director Jeff Levine to its roster. The prolific director, designer, and digital specialist brings a reel overflowing with top quality work for major clients including YouTube, AT&T, PNC, Puma, Craftsman, and Honda. His output spans from award-winning social media campaigns to a recent 3D architectural projection-mapping project for the New York Knicks.
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iPi Soft Helps We Are Formation Score With ‘Take On Blake’ Facebook Game For Kia Optima
News: iPi Soft Helps We Are Formation Score With ‘Take On Blake’ Facebook Game For Kia OptimaLondon-Based Design Animation Studio Uses Leading Markerless Motion Capture Solution To Create Realistic Slam Dunks And Other Basketball Moves
Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin may be known for his impressive slam-dunk ability, but to capture those skills in 3D animation London design/animation studio We Are Formationturned to iPi Motion Capture to provide a layer of authenticity to Take On Blake – a Facebook game for automaker KIA’s Optima that allows players to create their own animated avatar and compete in a slam dunk contest against the NBA star.
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Estée Lauder Unveils “The Beauty of Night” Global Digital Experience
News: Estée Lauder Unveils “The Beauty of Night” Global Digital ExperienceWomen across the globe can now connect around their shared nighttime beauty rituals with Estée Lauder‘s “The Beauty of Night,” an innovative new worldwide digital experience. The sharp and incandescent online space, created by design agency HUSH, serves as a launch pad for Estée Lauder’s new Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II serum, a product developed by the company’s own scientists to visibly rejuvenate skin during its natural nighttime repair.
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Eden FX Contributes Extensive Visual Effects Featured within New Space Shuttle Atlantis Attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, for Client Mousetrappe
News: Eden FX Contributes Extensive Visual Effects Featured within New Space Shuttle Atlantis Attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, for Client MousetrappeEden FX, a leading creator of visual effects for the entertainment industry, has created 26 minutes of original content currently on display at the newly opened (June 29th) Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Eden’s client for this project was Mousetrappe. John Gross, Eden FX Creative Director/Founder, made the announcement.
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Pechanga Resorts/Casinos Rely on Matthews Support for Major Video Projects
News: Pechanga Resorts/Casinos Rely on Matthews Support for Major Video ProjectsMSE Helps Pechanga Promos Get Millions of Views on YouTube and More
Pechanga Resort & Casino recently began shooting another series of video content for the popular round-the-clock entertainment experience that is the seventh largest venue of its kind in the world. Essential to capturing the excitement that is Pechanga, according Cinematographer Mark Stock, is “MSE equipment. Their stuff is built like a tank, which is important when you shoot in an environment like a casino. We’re often working near guests, so we need gear that is going to be safe and reliable.”
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Stardust Welcomes Blythe Dalton Klippsten As New Executive Producer In L.A.
News: Stardust Welcomes Blythe Dalton Klippsten As New Executive Producer In L.A.Stardust welcomes new Executive Producer/L.A., Blythe Dalton Klippsten. Dalton Klippsten joins Stardust Co-Owner/Managing Director Dexton Deboree and Co-Owner/Director Seth Epstein in the Santa Monica office, overseeing the day-to-day management of the company’s projects.
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Southeast Creative Summit Training Event Update: Academy Award Winner Ed Novick and Emmy Award Winning Sesame Street Editor Jesse Averna added to the Presenter List!
News: Southeast Creative Summit Training Event Update: Academy Award Winner Ed Novick and Emmy Award Winning Sesame Street Editor Jesse Averna added to the Presenter List!Promotional Code included good for $100 off admission included in this news release
The Atlanta Cutters are bringing the Southeast Creative Summit to Atlanta! Creative professionals have a dizzying array of tools available today. Knowing what to DO with all those tools to complete a task, create something original, improve on in-house concepts and please your bosses & clients..... that's the knowledge that puts you ahead of the curve. That's what the Southeast Creative Summit is all about.
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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.
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POV Films Nominated for 9 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards
'Nostalgia for the Light' Receives 2 Nominations, Including Best Documentary; 'The City Dark,' 'Give Up Tomorrow,' 'Granito,' 'My Reincarnation,' 'StoryCorps Animated Series,' 'Sound of Vision,' POV 25th Anniversary Promotional Reel Nominated. Winners to Be Announced on Oct. 1, 2013, in New York
POV (Point of View), public television's premier showcase for independent documentaries, has received nine nominations for the 2013 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, it was announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The POV nominees are: Nostalgia for the Light (two nominations including Best Documentary), The City Dark, Give Up Tomorrow, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, My Reincarnation, POV | StoryCorps Animated Series, Sound of Vision and POV's 25th anniversary promotional reel. In 2012, POV set a record by winning five News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
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Adorama and Canon Invite You to an Evening With Award-Winning Photographer and Filmmaker Vincent Laforet
Explore the latest trends and technology in filmmaking and photography at the FREE event hosted by Adorama and Canon on Wednesday, July 17th in NYC
Adorama, the leading supplier of pro video, photographic and consumer electronics products, will join Canon on July 17th to host an evening featuring Vincent Laforet. The free event will be held from 6pm to 8pm at Adorama’s event space at 55 West 17th Street in Manhattan. Laforet, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, spent nearly two decades as a photographer for The New York Times, Life, Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and National Geographic before transitioning to the filmmaking industry. At this event, Laforet will talk about this transition, as well as the hybridization and increasingly blurred lines of the filmmaking and photography industries. Laforet will also discuss the challenges he faced as he moved from editorial to commercial photography and then to commercial film sets as a director and cinematographer shooting commercials for clients including Sony, Adobe, Pepsi and Reebok.
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Premiere Creative Training Event Coming To Atlanta October 25-27, 2013.
News: Premiere Creative Training Event Coming To Atlanta October 25-27, 2013.Promotional Code included good for $100 off admission!
The Atlanta Cutters are bringing the Southeast Creative Summit to Atlanta! Creative professionals have a dizzying array of tools available today. Knowing what to DO with all those tools to complete a task, create something original, improve on in-house concepts and please your bosses & clients..... that's the knowledge that puts you ahead of the curve. That's what the Southeast Creative Summit is all about.
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EditFest London Makes Starry Debut American Cinema Editors Event Presents World Class Talent to Sold-Out Audience
News: EditFest London Makes Starry Debut American Cinema Editors Event Presents World Class Talent to Sold-Out AudienceAmerican Cinema Editors (ACE), the honorary society of motion picture editors, made its international debut last weekend in the UK with EditFest London. The event took place at the Ray Dolby Theater in Soho to a sold-out crowd of working and aspiring editors and industry professionals. An impressive roster of top editors shared their experiences over the course of the day, offering a rare opportunity for attendees to hear the most compelling artists talk about their work, ask questions of them, and mingle with colleagues. Los Angeles-based ACE Board Member Steve Rivkin, A.C.E. "Avatar"," Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Dead Man's Chest" and "At World's End" opened the day and welcomed panelists and attendees to the event.
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BVE North 2013 Brings Latest Broadcast Technology And Trends To Manchester
News: BVE North 2013 Brings Latest Broadcast Technology And Trends To Manchester- The premier Northern event for production, post and content delivery returns to Manchester on 12-13 November 2013 -
BVE North, organised by i2i Events Group, is returning to Manchester Central on 12-13 November 2013, with big plans to bring more broadcast technology and kit manufacturers to the exhibition than before. The free seminar programme will be enhanced by a brand new stage showcasing newly launched products and the industry latest news and expertise.
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a52 Continues Fincher Collaboration With Netflix Breakout “House of Cards”
News: a52 Continues Fincher Collaboration With Netflix Breakout “House of Cards”Continuing an already exciting year, VFX studio a52 brings the finishing touches to David Fincher’s game-changing Netflix-exclusive series, “House of Cards.” Led by Colorist/Lead Smoke Artist Paul Yacono, the a52 team delivered comprehensive color and finishing services for the series’ first season. a52 sister company, Rock Paper Scissors, contributed as well with two-time Oscar-winning editor Kirk Baxter cutting the series’ first two episodes, which were directed by Fincher, and fellow Oscar-winner and RPS co-founder Angus Wall editing the series’ title sequence. The final result is a sprawling epic comprising 13 one-hour episodes, and representing one of the largest undertakings in a52 history.
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Teens Use Digital Media to Showcase Creativity, Share Perspectives on Social and Environmental Issues
The Adobe Foundation today announced the winners of its second annual Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) Aspire Awards, the only online competition inviting youth around the world to creatively express their vision for change in their communities. More than 1,100 submissions from 51 countries were received, and over 830,000 audience votes were cast for the audience choice awards.
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Superlounge’s Jordan Brady Brings the “Bear and Bull” to Life for Ditto Trade
News: Superlounge’s Jordan Brady Brings the “Bear and Bull” to Life for Ditto TradeProduced by Superlounge and directed by Jordan Brady, the new broadcast campaign for Ditto Trade features a bull and bear at the office dreaming of a groundbreaking social brokerage service. The campaign via Ditto Trade’s CMO Jeff Abbott (former SVP/ CD of Leo Burnett/Chicago) and the brand’s in-house creative department launches with “Phil & Marty,” airing now.
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Icontent Director Douglas Sloan Crafts Macy’s American Icons Campaign
News: Icontent Director Douglas Sloan Crafts Macy’s American Icons CampaignCreative Production Company Tackles National Ad And Long-Form Film Comprised Entirely Of User Generated Content
Douglas Sloan, Director/Founder of iContent, the New York-based based production company for films, TV commercials and branded online content, directed Macy’s American Icons campaign. The thirty-second TV and long-form film for Macy’s represents the retailers first foray into user-generated content.
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2013 AICP Next Awards Winners Announced
The AICP Next Awards debuted last night at the NYU Skirball Center, kicking off AICP Week 2013 – a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which will also include the AICP Directors Lecture Series, as well as the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial on the evening of June 6th at The Museum of Modern Art. The Next Awards, now in its seventh year, were presided over by Bob Greenberg, Founder, Chairman and CEO of R/GA.
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Animation powerhouse Digimania strengthens offering through merger and ex-BBC and Disney hires
News: Animation powerhouse Digimania strengthens offering through merger and ex-BBC and Disney hiresThe creator of ground-breaking 3D movie-making software Muvizu has merged with the award-winning animation production house Zubox, and hired two ex-broadcasting executives to increase market share.
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thenewBlank’s Branding Package for FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” Leaps Onto Screens With Style
News: thenewBlank’s Branding Package for FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” Leaps Onto Screens With StyleFox Broadcasting and design-driven production company thenewBlank paired on the dynamic branding campaign for the 10th anniversary season of the hit competition show “So You Think You Can Dance.” The expansive promotional campaign captures the power and beauty of dance, and features All Star dancers from the beloved series. The signature branding appears across all media from television broadcast to social media channels.
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AICP Week Line Up Announced Anchored by the premieres of the AICP Next Awards & AICP Show Tickets Now Available at aicp.com
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced the lineup for AICP Week. The Week, anchored by the premieres of the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Show, is a celebration of advertising in the motion image. AICP Week will be held June 4th-June 6th in New York City.
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American Cinema Editors Announces Debut of EditFest London
Popular Event Heads to the U.K. for the First Time with World-Class Line-Up of Editors
On 29 June, 2013, American Cinema Editors (ACE) will present the London debut of its popular event, EditFest. After five years in Los Angeles and New York, EditFest London will take place on Saturday, the 29th of June, marking the first time the event has traveled outside of the U.S. An impressive roster of top editors is scheduled to share their experiences with attendees for a full day at the Ray Dolby Screening Room in Soho.
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Adobe Delivers “Sneak Peeks” of Ground-breaking Creative Innovation at MAX 2013
Top technology explorations spotlighted, including “Perspective Warp” in Photoshop and “Video Color Grading” in After Effects
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today presented a behind-the-scenes look at cutting-edge design and interactive technologies at Adobe MAX, The Creativity Conference. Focused on creativity and expressiveness, MAX brings together over 5,000 creative industry leaders, visionaries and professionals to exchange ideas and inspiration and explore how creativity is changing the world.
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SMPTE Sparks Interest, Raises Profile at 2013 NAB Show
News: SMPTE Sparks Interest, Raises Profile at 2013 NAB ShowThe SMPTE booth at the 2013 NAB Show buzzed with traffic and enthusiasm about the society's current work. Projects underway over the past year generated high interest at the show, where SMPTE announced key advances in standards development, including the formation of a task force and the results of the society's latest quarterly standards meetings. With a conference produced in partnership with the NAB Show, SMPTE also demonstrated its ability to offer dynamic educational events featuring leading figures in the motion picture business. While keynote speaker Jon Landau, the Oscar®-winning producer of "Titanic" and "Avatar," attracted a large audience to the conference session, word of mouth and social media posts brought a huge crowd of students to the SMPTE booth for the fourth annual Student Ice Cream Social.
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KOOL-AID: The Iconic Refreshment Beverage Launches Expansive Brand Campaign, “SMILE. IT’S KOOL-AID”
Celebrity Spokespitcher Undergoes Massive Makeover; Brand Launches Kool-Aid Liquid Drink Mix for Refreshing, Portable Flavor New Interactive Website and Mobile App to Showcase Kool-Aid Man’s Colorful Personality
'Kool-Aid', the iconic refreshment beverage that has stood for fun and flavor for generations, today unveiled a comprehensive brand campaign called “Smile. It’s Kool-Aid,” which introduces a new look and feel for the brand and a makeover for its famous spokespitcher, "Kool-Aid Man", all timed to the product launch of 'Kool-Aid" Liquid Drink Mix.
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MPC LA Announces Andy Boyd As Head Of 3D
News: MPC LA Announces Andy Boyd As Head Of 3DMPC LA is proud to announce the addition of Andy Boyd as the studio’s new Head of 3D. A respected VFX supervisor in the commercial and film industries, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to MPC, as well as a client base built over his 15 years working around the globe.
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Adobe Transforms MAX Into the Creativity Conference
New Focus for Event Explores the Ideas, Inspirations and Technologies that Push the Boundaries of Creative Thinking
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced featured luminary and breakout sessions at Adobe MAX, The Creative Conference, taking place May 4-8, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Nokia Theatre. The four-day event includes a packed lineup of keynotes, luminary sessions, training workshops and sneaks presented by the best in the industry, including graphic designer and illustrator Paula Scher, multimedia artist Phil Hansen, designer and writer Rob Legato, photographer Erik Johansson and EA chief creative officer Richard Hilleman.
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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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