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Manhattan Edit Workshop Adds DaVinci Resolve 11 Workshops to its Stellar Lineup
Grade like a pro with the latest version of DaVinci Resolve; July workshops taught by ICA co-founder and instructor Warren Eagles
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has just announced new dates for DaVinci Resolve workshops, which will be taught by Warren Eagles, professional color grader and co-founder of the International Colorist Academy (ICA). Touted as the color grading system of choice for many of Hollywood's blockbuster production studios, DaVinci Resolve 11 was announced earlier this year to much excitement over its expanded set of editing features among many other upgrades.
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InfoComm Names Derrick Lund, CTS-D, Justin Kennington, Young AV Professionals Award Winners
InfoComm International®, the leading professional audiovisual trade association, presented its Young AV Professionals Award to Derrick Lund, CTS-D®, of the Seattle Children’s Hospital and Justin Kennington of Crestron. The awards were presented at InfoComm 2014, the top annual commercial audiovisual trade show taking place June 14-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Quantum's Alex Grossman to Give Keynote Address on True Cloud-Enabled Workflow at Creative Storage Conference
Will Discuss How Content Creators Can Use the Cloud to Alleviate Increasing Pressures on Post and Broadcast Production
Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM) today announced that Alex Grossman, the company's vice president of Media and Entertainment, will serve as a keynote speaker at the 2014 Creative Storage™ Conference on June 24 in Culver City, California. His presentation, "The Smarter Cloud for Media: More Than Compute and Storage — True Post and Broadcast Production Workflow," will examine how the cloud can help content creators remain competitive as they address new workflow challenges in content production and delivery while enabling broader collaboration and improved efficiency.
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GatesAir Emphasizes Transport and Delivery for Over-The-Air Networks at BroadcastAsia2014
Company will Showcase High-Efficiency Transmitters and Flexible IP Transport Architectures
At BroadcastAsia2014, GatesAir, a global leader in over-the-air broadcast solutions for television and radio, will showcase how over-the-air broadcasters can leverage IP-based, high-efficiency transmission solutions to cost-effectively launch and monetize next-generation, multichannel digital services. The company will exhibit at Stand 5B3-03 in the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, June 17-20.
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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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Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities and Names Emmy Award Winner Lori Butterfield as SVP, Creative Content & Development
News: Pixeldust Studios Expands Creative Production Capabilities and Names Emmy Award Winner Lori Butterfield as SVP, Creative Content & DevelopmentPixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, is expanding its creative production capabilities to now include providing clients with innovative script-to-screen video production and interactive design. While animation and visual effects will remain at the core of the company’s business, Pixeldust will begin to leverage its in-house creative talent and newly expanded resources to deliver original, high quality digital content and products to meet the growing demand for such content across television, the web, videogames, and mobile devices.
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Tekserve Achieves Premier Certification From Cisco In United States
Tekserve, a leading provider of technology solutions for creative professionals, announced today it has achieved Premier Certification from Cisco®. To earn Premier Certification, Tekserve had to meet standards for networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction set forth by Cisco.
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Jon Hess' 'Dead Men Float' Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera
News: Jon Hess' 'Dead Men Float' Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema CameraBlackmagic Design today announced that "Dead Men Float," the first new film in more than a decade from "American History X" producer and the creator of dozens of films and television movies, Jon Hess, was shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera.
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Cinedigm Acquires N.A. Digital Rights To Double Dutch' Family Feature Film 'The Stream'
Rainn Wilson, Christopher Gorham, Kelly Rutherford and Mario Lopez Star
Cinedigm has acquired North American distribution rights to Double Dutch' family film "THE STREAM," it was announced today by Cinedigm C.E.O. Chris McGurk and Double Dutch President Jason Moring. Cinedigm will release "THE STREAM" on DVD, digital and VOD platforms on August 26, 2014. In separate deals, Double Dutch sold the film to VM in Australia and MediAsia for pan Asian TV.
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Editors’ Lounge Showcases Powerful New Editing And Storage Tools Inspired By The Avid Everywhere™ Vision
News: Editors’ Lounge Showcases Powerful New Editing And Storage Tools Inspired By The Avid Everywhere™ VisionThe Editors’ Lounge hosted their annual post-NAB round-up on April 25th with an all-Avid event showcasing the latest tools for post-production professionals. Attendees were treated to a sneak peek hands-on experience of the new licensing and deployment options for Avid’s Media Composer ® video editing software, Avid ISIS ® shared storage, and pro audio innovations— all powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform, a common services foundation that delivers on the Avid Everywhere strategic vision for the media and entertainment industry. One lucky raffle winner at the end of the evening went home with a copy of Media Composer 7.
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Cinematographer Mighty Chuchaisri is Proud Owner of Miller Camera Support LP ’54 Classic Tripod
News: Cinematographer Mighty Chuchaisri is Proud Owner of Miller Camera Support LP ’54 Classic TripodWinner of Miller NAB Charitable Raffle Shares His Excitement for the Brand and its History
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, recently announced budding cinematographer Mighty Chuchaisri as the winner of its NAB 2014 raffle event. Mighty left the show floor a proud owner of Miller’s iconic, retro LP ’54 Classic tripod, a rare, collector’s item built by hand from remaining components left after the last production run of the Light Professional (LP).
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MZED Joins Together With Vincent LaForet For a 32-City Camera Direction and Movement Tour
32 Cities | May 6th –July 13th 2014
DGA Director Vincent Laforet is getting ready to launch his cross-country "Directing Motion Tour" that will span 32 cities in just over 9 weeks,  where he will teach thousands of filmmakers how, when and why to move the camera. If you’ve ever wanted to elevate the level of your directing and DPing skills with an in-depth understanding of how important camera movement is to just about any piece of motion, this is a workshop you just might want to consider.
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Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level Hires
News: Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level HiresCreative Content Agency Adds Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung
Bonfire Labs has continued to grow its in-house capabilities, adding three new hires to accommodate burgeoning client demand and enhance its staff infrastructure. Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung have all joined Bonfire, adding experience, creativity and talent to an already impressive Bonfire team.
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Grass Valley Joins with Marquis Broadcast to Enhance GV STRATUS Capabilities
Combined Technologies Facilitate Quick and Easy File Transfer for Customers
As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley, A Belden Brand, today announced a partnership with UK-based Marquis Broadcast to expand the functionality and capability of its GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production toolset and the K2 Summit media server. Grass Valley will incorporate Marquis’ MEWS API services to enable the quick and easy exchange of files between GV STRATUS and Avid solutions, as well as other third-party products. Marquis’ technology will also be used to enable the interoperability with other products requiring OP Atom file creation and additional file transfer types.
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HēLō Oscar-Winning Director Daniel Junge And Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson To Premiere Beyond The Brick: A Lego® Brickumentary At Tribeca Film Festival
First official fan-focused LEGO® documentary will feature voiceover by Jason Bateman
Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge, along with Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson and HēLō celebrate one of the most iconic toy enterprises in BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY. The film, narrated by Jason Bateman, delves into all things surrounding the LEGO brick and the global phenomenon it has become. Produced by HēLō’s Brendan Kiernan and Justin Moore-Lewy, in conjunction with GEM Pictures, Tiburon Pictures, and Futuristic Films, the film will have its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 20th at New York City’s SVA Theater.
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Grass Valley Joins with Marquis Broadcast to Enhance GV STRATUS Capabilities
Combined Technologies Facilitate Quick and Easy File Transfer for Customers
As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced a partnership with UK-based Marquis Broadcast to expand the functionality and capability of its GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production toolset and the K2 Summit media server. Grass Valley will incorporate Marquis’ MEWS API services to enable the quick and easy exchange of files between GV STRATUS and Avid solutions, as well as other third-party products. Marquis’ technology will also be used to enable the interoperability with other products requiring OP Atom file creation and additional file transfer types.
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Light Of Day Adds Jen Milano as Executive Producer
News: Light Of Day Adds Jen Milano as Executive ProducerNY-based VFX and production shop Light of Day adds Jen Milano as Executive Producer. Coming to Light of Day from Fluid NY, Milano will leverage both a wealth of experience as a post producer and a background of hands-on experience as an editor and artist. She has worked with such top clients as NY Lotto, Travelocity, GameStop, Ford, Pier 1 and Fiat, among numerous others. Her technical stills encompass a vast understanding of the post production process, including expertise in such software as Avid, Autodesk and Final Cut.
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Grass Valley Goes to the Cloud with Release of GV STRATUS Playout
Cloud-enabled operation uses revolutionary solid-state playout card to drive ultra-streamlined, scalable, reliable playout
Booths SL206 and N2513, April 7, 2014 — GV STRATUS Playout, a revolutionary, cloud-enabled Software as a Service (SaaS) playout technology will make its worldwide debut at NAB Show 2014. The groundbreaking new solution, which combines the efficiency and flexibility of true cloud computing with the performance and rock solid reliability of a solid-state playout server on a card, is a groundbreaking approach for regionalized and network center-based playout. The solution will be demonstrated on the Grass Valley stand in the North Hall, N2513.
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Imagine Communications Acquires Digital Rapids
Creates industry's Most Robust TV Everywhere Portfolio, Enhances Software-Defined Workflow Management And Multiscreen Encoding, Transcoding Capabilities
Imagine Communications, a portfolio company of The Gores Group and a market share leader of software and networking solutions serving the global media and entertainment markets, today announced the acquisition of Digital Rapids, an award-winning innovator in IP and file-based media processing solutions and software-defined workflow management technologies.
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Public Debut of the New Grass Valley at NAB 2014
Merger of Grass Valley and Miranda Delivers A Game-Changing Force In Broadcast Technology - Future-Ready, Today
NAB 2014 sees the launch of a new leader in the broadcast technology industry, created by the merger of two of the market’s most respected and dynamic firms – Grass Valley and Miranda. The new Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is the latest addition to the Belden Inc. portfolio of best-in-class communications technology brands, and the result of Belden’s investment of $800 million over the past three years in the broadcast market. The new Grass Valley is uniquely placed to deliver the future of television, combining a strong understanding and vision of the workflows required for live and on-demand video with an unrivalled heritage of pioneering the way television is created, produced and delivered.
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Grass Valley Introduces New GV STRATUS Media Services for News Production, Live Production, Digital Media Platforms, and Playout
GV STRATUS New Media Services Enable Forward-Looking Master Control and Web/Mobile Distribution Workflows
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, today announced new media services for its market-leading GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production Tools. The GV STRATUS service-oriented architecture (SOA) allows customers to purchase, combine, and configure the precise functional components they need to build and orchestrate the most efficient workflows for their unique production environments with GV STRATUS News, GV STRATUS Live, GV STRATUS Digital Media Platforms (DMP), and GV STRATUS Playout.
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CatDV Extends Leadership in Asset Management Partnerships at NAB 2014 (SL5025)
Square Box Systems, developer of leading asset management system CatDV, has further extended the essential technology integrations that form the solid foundation stones of effective asset management, with today’s announcement of new integration partners, and with CatDV appearing on more partner booths than ever during NAB 2014.
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Signiant Launches SkyDrop Hybrid SaaS Solution to Accelerate Movement of Large Data Sets Into and Out of Cloud Storage
Intelligent File Movement Software Leader Extends Cloud Platform, Offers Scalable and Reliable High-Speed On-Ramp to Cloud
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement, today announced a significant extension of the company’s cloud portfolio with the introduction of Signiant SkyDrop – the first and only commercially available hybrid SaaS solution that accelerates the movement of big data and professional media files into and out of cloud storage. Unlike other acceleration offerings, Signiant SkyDrop is a genuine cloud-formed solution that leverages managed cloud infrastructure, in contrast to software that customers must deploy and manage.
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WDBJ Upgrades its Newsgathering to HD with Grass Valley
Station Harnesses the Powerful Capabilities of GV STRATUS and EDIUS for the Delivery of HD Content
In a move that rounds out a full migration to HD programming, Schurz Communications-owned CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, is upgrading its existing Aurora™ system from Grass Valley® to GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools and EDIUS® 7 multiformat nonlinear editing software for enhanced production and full HD news delivery. WDBJ produces six daily newscasts that deliver breaking news and weather updates, as well as locally-produced sports programs for viewers across the state of Virginia. With the help of Grass Valley’s premiere partner Digital Video Group (DVG), and its longstanding relationship with WDBJ, the new HD system was first demoed and then configured to WDBJ’s exact specifications, making the transition easy.
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China Central Television Installs 80 Nonlinear Editing Systems Based on Matrox DSX Technology
China Digital Video Limited’s Himalaya A1500HD Systems Provide Multi-Format Editing, Realtime Effects, Fast Transcoding, and Easy-To-Use CG And Broadcast Graphics Tools
Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer China Digital Video (Beijing) Limited (CDV) has chosen the Matrox DSX LE2 card, one of the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products, as the heart of its Himalaya A1500HD nonlinear editing system. China Central Television (CCTV), China’s largest broadcaster, recently installed 80 of the Himalaya systems in its facilities to integrate video ingest, color grading, audio/video effects, CG, Dolby audio editing and multi-format video editing.
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SMPTE® Announces 2014 Director Appointments
New Appointees Bring Depth of Experience and Knowledge to SMPTE's 'Three Pillars': Standards, Membership, and Education
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the 2014 SMPTE directors. Alan Lambshead, SMPTE standards vice president, appointed Bob Edge, Oliver Morgan, and Howard Lukk to serve as standards directors; Paul Stechly, SMPTE membership vice president, appointed Bruce Devlin, Karl Kuhn, and William C. Miller to serve as membership directors; and Patrick Griffis, SMPTE education vice president, appointed Michael DeValue, V. Michael Bove, Peter Putman, and Al Kovalick to serve as education directors.
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Archimedia Technology at the 2014 NAB Show
Conceived at last year's NAB Show out of the need to deliver and read files originating from 4K cameras, Archimedia Technology offers a range of tools that allows video engineers and archivists to access, play, manage, and test files in mastering formats, including JPEG 2000, ultimately making content deliverable more quickly at higher quality. In its inaugural run at the NAB Show, Archimedia invites visitors to its booth to experience the power of this unparalleled line of tools on HD and UHD screens, including the foundation of its product line, the Archimedia Master Player.
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Key Media Industry Organizations Launch Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability
Task Force Sponsored by NABA, AMWA, SMPTE, IABM, 4As, ANA, and EBU Seeks Contributions to New User-Requirements Survey
The launch of the Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability was announced today by its sponsors, the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers (IABM), American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's), and Association of National Advertisers (ANA). The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is participating as an observer.
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IdeaWork Studios’ Uncommon Approach is Foundation for Uncommon Expertise
and New York, NY, – IdeaWork Studios, an award winning full-service branding and interactive firm, is notably uncommon. The firm was founded with a particular principal: be the antidote to the big agency experience. They know that big is not synonymous with excellence, and thus have carved an impressive reputation for themselves as small; without the burden of bureaucracy of their industrial-sized counterparts, they are immensely effective. To that end, their roster of clients is as impressive as their work, which focuses primarily on hospitality, nightlife, gaming, luxury, and fitness industries.
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Anevia Strengthens Its Cloud Strategy With Acquisition Of BackstreamTV
Anevia, a leader in video streaming and infrastructure solutions for OTT, live TV and Video on Demand (VoD), today announces a major reinforcement of its Hospitality business with the acquisition of BackstreamTV.
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Bonfire Labs Adds Two Veteran Producers To Team
Stephanie Hornish & Mona Salma Join Bonfire Labs, Bringing Deep Advertising & Entertainment Production Credits
Bonfire Labs has continued its expansion of key staff, adding veteran producers Stephanie Hornish and Mona Salma. Ms. Hornish joins Bonfire Labs as Senior Producer and Ms. Salma has joined the team as a Producer. Combined, the two bring almost 30 years of experience to Bonfire's production team and world-class, award-winning talent.
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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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Support The Monuments Men In The Search For Lost Art
In anticipation of the nationwide release of "The Monuments Men, the new film from director George Clooney based on the true story of the race to save 1000 years of culture, moviegoers can visit SupportTheMonumentsMen.com, where they will find resources and information about the ways we all can continue the search for landmark works that were stolen or taken as souvenirs during World War II and are still missing today. The film, which is written by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, will be released on February 7, 2014.
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Digital Nirvana Continues To Help Through Corporate Social Responsibility In 2013
As 2013 draws to a close, Digital Nirvana, a provider of monitoring, management and compliance systems for broadcast, cable, and satellite networks, shares details of its corporate philanthropic endeavors for the year. The company’s corporate social responsibility program focused on educating children, providing shelter for the homeless, feeding the hungry and reducing domestic violence.
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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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Salesforce Taps Bonfire Labs To Support Creative Work For "Dreamforce 2013"
Bonfire Provides Over 25 Unique Animated Digital Pieces For Signature Event
Bonfire Labs was tapped by longtime client Salesforce to provide its signature "Dreamforce" conference with more than 25 unique digital pieces to accentuate & dramatize the event.
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Grass Valley Deploys First GV STRATUS in Hong Kong
OneTV taps GV STRATUS, EDIUS Elite, and K2 Summit for cost-effective, multiplatform news delivery
Grass Valley® has deployed its first set of GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools to the Hong Kong region at OneTV, a new 24/7 television station that delivers news, sports, and entertainment to millions of viewers across Hong Kong. The station is also leveraging the powerful capabilities of Grass Valley’s EDIUS® Elite multiformat nonlinear editing software, K2 Summit® 3G Production Client, and K2 SAN storage. Together, these technologies provide the station with the powerful capabilities it needs to deliver news around the clock and to multiple platforms including smartphones and tablets.
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Christie Lights Up “A New York Holiday” With Experiential Windows And In-Store Gallery At Barneys New York
News: Christie Lights Up “A New York Holiday” With Experiential Windows And In-Store Gallery At Barneys New YorkInnovative Technology Partnership Meets Next Generation Retail Merchandising to Revitalize the Retail Shopping Experience This Holiday Season
The “Empire State” meets state-of-the-art display technology from Christie® for a spectacular, fully immersive visitor experience this holiday season at the Barneys New York flagship store in Manhattan. Barneys and Christie have partnered again to bring back the traditional family shopping experience in a “bricks and mortar” setting, creating magical windows and an in-store gallery through the use of visual technologies.
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New StreamGuys Interactive HTML5 Multimedia Player Breaks Compatibility Barriers
Unique player design solves metadata challenges, simplifies multiscreen advertising for broadcasters, audio publishers across multiple devices
StreamGuys announces the launch of its HTML5 player to help broadcasters and streaming services retain and increase audiences with a multiplatform approach, ensuring one player can accommodate revenue-supported live streams on iOS, Android and other mobile and desktop devices.
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ESPNU Taps Creative “Alumni” Loyalkaspar For "Never Graduate" Brand Package
News: ESPNU Taps Creative “Alumni” Loyalkaspar For "Never Graduate" Brand PackageAfter capturing the sophisticated yet brash personality behind the eponymous "late-night" sports show marking Olbermann's return to ESPN, entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar was challenged to brand a different type of personality: a network dedicated to an entire culture of college sports fans.
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Trollbäck + Company Forecasts A 'Change' With The Weather Channel Rebrand
News: Trollbäck + Company Forecasts A 'Change' With The Weather Channel RebrandThe Weather Channel has hired strategic design agency Trollbäck + Company (T+Co) to re-launch the brand as the world’s most immersive and knowledgeable source of information and inspiration for the weather enthusiast.
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Da Ai TV Selects Digital Rapids’ StreamZ Live Encoders for Online and Mobile Streaming
Digital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- announced today that Taiwanese charity and humanities programming provider Da Ai TV has selected Digital Rapids' StreamZ Live adaptive streaming encoders to power live streaming of its news, drama and cultural content to global viewers online and through dedicated apps for mobile viewing platforms.
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2013 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced Gala Event Spotlights Leaders and Innovators in Post Production
News: 2013 Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced Gala Event Spotlights Leaders and Innovators in Post ProductionThe 2013 HPA Awards® took place tonight, celebrating talent and innovation in 12 creative categories as well as in three special honors. The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in helping to create features, television programs, spots, and entertainment enjoyed around the world. Presented by the Hollywood Post Alliance® - the professional organization for the post production community - the 8th Annual HPA Awards took place at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, in front of a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries.
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Marvel's Thor: The Dark World™ Battles Its Way Into North American IMAX® 3D Theatres Starting Nov. 8
IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Marvel Entertainment, a division of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), today announced that Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released into IMAX® theatres across North America beginning Nov. 8.
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ProMAX’s New Platform Server Series The Next Big Step In The Shared Storage Revolution
ProMAX Systems, the southern California-based manufacturer of shared storage servers and video editing workstations, has announced groundbreaking additions to their Platform shared storage server line. ProMAX originally disrupted the norms of shared storage by launching their game-changing Platform servers with functionality covering not only shared storage, but also other advanced functions such as Asset Management, Media Conversion, and Archiving. Platform’s latest innovations represent a bold progression by expanding upon the existing Platform Online and Platform Studio lines with a new Platform Nearline storage system that is ideal for disk-based back up. In addition to new hardware options, software developments have increased the functionality of every Platform system by adding features previously found only in the Enterprise Storage sector. Each system is engineered to deliver unparalleled performance to the most demanding video-post workflows, ranging from online and nearline to Enterprise levels, with capacities from 8 Terabytes to 512 Petabytes.
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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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Sun Valley Film Festival Announces 2014 Call For Entries
The Sun Valley Film Festival, recognized by "USA Today" as one of the "Great Places for a Film Festival" is now accepting films in all categories including shorts, mixed media, animation, youth films, feature length documentaries and narratives for the third annual Festival, March 13 - 16, 2014. Join us this March as we celebrate the art of filmmaking with movies, panels, parties, dinners, special events, and spring skiing.
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India’s TV NOW Selects Grass Valley Solutions for First HD News Operation
First deployment in growing India broadcast market for GV Director and GV STRATUS, builds on momentum generated by recent Grass Valley wins
TV NOW, a brand new 24-hour Malayalam satellite television channel for news and other informational programming, plans to launch with a fully integrated high-definition news production solution from Grass Valley®. TV NOW’s new infrastructure will include three GV Director™ nonlinear live production systems, the powerful GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools,nine LDX Flex™ HD studio cameras, a Trinix® NXT digital video routing switcher, a K2 Summit® 3G transmission server, EDIUS® nonlinear editing software, and HD K2 SAN storage. Together, these solutions will enable TV NOW to get news to air more quickly and without any interruptions, which is crucial to the smooth running of an operation that airs programming 24/7.
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Prime Focus celebrates 16 years of creating the ‘magic of cinema’ and the launch of “True North” – the world’s largest digital media services cloud
News: Prime Focus celebrates 16 years of creating the ‘magic of cinema’ and the launch of “True North” – the world’s largest digital media services cloudCelebrating its 16 years in the media and entertainment industry, Prime Focus today launched True North, its global 24x7 content operations hub. True North will house more than 600 people and offer cloud based media services to Prime Focus Technologies’ global clientele including the likes of Star, Bloomberg, Disney, Warner Bros., SONY Music, Viacom 18, SONY MSM, BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), IPL (Indian Premiere League), Hindustan Unilever Limited, The Associated Press, A & E TV Network, Netflix, Schawk! and WPP.
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StreamGuys Powers In-Store Broadcasts for Custom Channels
Cloud-based streaming architecture supports custom music services with dynamic ad insertions for businesses
Internet music service Custom Channels is helping retail businesses like Whole Foods Market transform in-store environments with broadcast-quality audio programs, mixing music and dynamic advertising that deliver a branded, radio-like experience. The company is relying on robust, cloud-based streaming services from StreamGuys to support its customers.
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"Film Scripts Series Classic Screenplays" Edited by George P. Garrett, O.B. Hardison Jr., and Jane R. Gelfman
“This remarkable collection of screenplays could well represent a true expression of 20th-century literature,” says Samuel Marx, author and former story editor at MGM. —Samuel Marx, author and former story editor at MGM
Applause Books is proud to present the Film Scripts Series (Oct. 2013, $27.99), a new series that brings back into print some of the greatest screenplays ever written. These four volumes, edited by George P. Garrett, O.B. Hardison, Jr., and Jane R. Gelfman, contain work from award-winning writers such as William Faulkner "The Big Sleep", Tennessee Williams "A Streetcar Named Desire", Arthur Miller "The Misfits", and Gore Vidal "The Best Man".
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Hollywood Post Alliance Honors Avid with the Charles S. Swartz Award
The Preeminent Post Production Organization Will Honor Avid For a Heritage of Outstanding Contributions
The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the trade association for the post production community – has announced that Avid® will receive the 2013 Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production. The HPA will present the honor during the 8th Annual HPA Awards, which takes place on the evening of November 7th, 2013 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA. Louis Hernandez, Jr, President and CEO of Avid, will accept the award on behalf of the company.
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The Colonie Continues to Grow, Adds Editor Keith Kristinat
News: The Colonie Continues to Grow, Adds Editor Keith KristinatThe Colonie has added Keith Kristinat to its editorial staff as the boutique, creative post-production studio continues to expand to keep pace with its busy workload. Kristinat arrives from Red Car, Chicago, and brings strong relationships with local advertising agencies and a sparkling reel that includes work for such brands as Nintendo, Kellogg’s, Allstate and American Family Insurance. His first project for The Colonie is a documentary for Nike (via Game Seven Marketing) about its Chi-League summer basketball program.
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Facilis TerraBlock Adds Multitasking to DHX Media’s Repertoire
News: Facilis TerraBlock Adds Multitasking to DHX Media’s RepertoireYo Gabba Gabba!, Super Why, Angela Anaconda and Johnny Test represent just a handful of venerable children’s television series that DHX Media has produced and distributed over the years. Today, the Nova Scotia-based company is one of the largest independent children’s entertainment companies in the world. As it continues to expand, the company relies on a strong post production arm and solid technological foundation with Facilis TerraBlock SAN at its core to finalize new content in time for air.
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New Documentary "LTO: License to Operate," Follows Former LA Gang Members Turned Peace Keepers On A Mission to Stop Violence
News: New Documentary "LTO: License to Operate," Follows Former LA Gang Members Turned Peace Keepers On A Mission to Stop ViolenceBranding/Marketing agency Omelet, production company Foundation Content, and Director James Lipetzky have teamed up to jointly produce “License to Operate,” a feature-length documentary film about former gang members who are working together to eliminate gang violence and restore peace in their communities. The new documentary is an outgrowth of the production of a promotional video shot earlier this year for non-profit “A Better LA” by Omelet, Foundation, and Lipetzky.
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Utah Valley University Students Get Digital with Facilis TerraBlock
News: Utah Valley University Students Get Digital with Facilis TerraBlockFor graduates seeking jobs in media and entertainment production, competition is fierce. Utah Valley University’s (UVU) Digital Media Program strives to provide students with hands-on training and field experience that will give them a competitive edge upon entering the industry after graduation. Offering tracks in Audio Production, Cinema/TV Production, Gaming and Animation, IT and more, UVU’s four-year program lays the foundation for a successful career in any digital media discipline.
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Director Diane Paragas Joins Accomplice Media
News: Director Diane Paragas Joins Accomplice MediaAward-winning director Diane Paragas has joined Accomplice Media for exclusive representation in commercials. Paragas’s work spans commercials, documentaries, narrative films and branded content with much of it rooted in the stories of real people.
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The HPA Announces the 2013 Winners of the Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation
The Hollywood Post Alliance® announced the 2013 recipients of the organization's Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production earlier this month, during a special on-line press event. These prestigious awards recognize the technical excellence and creative innovation that is helping to drive the post industry forward. The nominees in the craft categories were also announced.
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Warner Bros. Clicks Its Heels Together With Habitat for Humanity For "There's No Place Like Home" Campaign Celebrating The 75th Anniversary Of "The Wizard of Oz™"
News: Warner Bros. Clicks Its Heels Together With Habitat for Humanity For "There's No Place Like Home" Campaign Celebrating The 75th Anniversary Of "The Wizard of Oz™"Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment Corporate Responsibility Team Up for Year-Long Fundraising Campaign at www.thewizardofoz.com/habitat
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) and Warner Bros. Entertainment Corporate Responsibility (WBE) announced today a partnership with Habitat for Humanity to launch "There's No Place Like Home," a campaign celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the classic film, The Wizard of Oz™. The year-long program kicks off today with a digital fundraising campaign and, throughout the year, will feature several themed initiatives and events supporting Habitat for Humanity's work to create decent, safe and affordable housing in partnership with low-income families.
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Grass Valley Releases Latest Version of GV STRATUS Nonlinear Production Application Framework
New ‘Multisite’ function connects multiple GV STRATUS sites and allows users to browse and share remote content Includes plug-in for use with Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC for advanced editing and program creation Interfaces with Telestream Vantage® for publishing to mobile devices and the web, Enables Avid migration
Grass Valley® announces the latest version of GV STRATUS®, its widely used nonlinear media production tool. GV STRATUS includes powerful upgrades and increased functionality that take file-based productions to the next level by drawing on Grass Valley’s unique combination of user knowledge, engineering excellence, and product portfolio. The forward thinking approach of GV STRATUS is enhancing the business models of news, live, and playout media production organizations as they meet the growing demands for a multi-screen, multiplatform audience.
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IBC2013: Vizrt to Resell Quantum’s StorNext® Solutions; Ideal for Managing, Storing and Preserving Digital Content
At the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC)—being held from September 13-17 in the RAI convention center in Amsterdam—Vizrt announced its new Reseller Agreement with Quantum, the premier storage solutions provider for the media and entertainment industry. Vizrt will be in Hall 7, Stand A10 at the show.
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Grass Valley Announces GV STRATUS Support for ANNOVA’s OpenMedia Newsroom Computer System
As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley® announced today that the company's GV STRATUS® nonlinear media production tools now interface with Germany-based ANNOVA Systems’s OpenMedia 4 Newsroom Computer System. This signifies a powerful step forward for Grass Valley’s presence in central Europe’s newsroom market.
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Apple Introduces iPhone 5c—The Most Colorful iPhone Yet
News: Apple Introduces iPhone 5c—The Most Colorful iPhone YetAll-New Design, Packed with Incredible Features in Five Gorgeous Colors
Apple® today introduced iPhone® 5c, featuring an all-new design, packed with incredible features in five gorgeous colors—blue, green, pink, yellow and white. iPhone 5c is built on a foundation of features people know and love like the beautiful 4-inch Retina® display, blazing fast performance of the A6 chip, and the 8 megapixel iSight® camera—all while delivering great battery life. iPhone 5c comes with more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world, a new FaceTime® HD camera, and iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone.
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JVC 84-Inch 4K Monitors, RGB Spectrum Superview 4K Create ‘Ultra HD’ Real-Time Multiviewer System
News: JVC 84-Inch 4K Monitors, RGB Spectrum Superview 4K Create ‘Ultra HD’ Real-Time Multiviewer SystemJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced it has partnered with RGB Spectrum to jointly develop an affordable, “Ultra HD” real-time multiviewer system that is appropriate for a variety of high-end monitoring applications. The system combines JVC’s PS-840UD Professional Series ProVérité or RS‑840UD Reference Series 4K 84-inch LCD monitors with RGB Spectrum’s SuperView 4K Multiviewer.
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France Télévisions Selects Aspera To Accelerate Delivery Of High-Quality TV Programming To International And Domestic Audiences
Aspera deployment integrates complete Aspera file transfer and automation solutions for automated ingest, high-speed content field gathering and orchestration
Aspera, Inc., the creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, today announced that following a rigorous public tender, France Télévisions, the French public broadcaster, has selected Aspera to provide next-generation file transfer, content distribution and automation frameworks that exploit the company’s patented high-speed fasp™ transport platform.
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Editshare Becomes An Integral Part Of The Teleton Foundation
News: Editshare Becomes An Integral Part Of The Teleton FoundationGlobal telethon foundation adds EditShare scalable shared storage with integrated media management and archiving to produce “Children in Need” documentaries
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today that Mexico’s Teleton foundation (http://teleton.org/) has upgraded its production center with EditShare’s high-performance XStream shared storage platform with integrated Flow asset management. The new installation also features EditShare Ark Tape with a 48-slot LTO-6 tape library to better manage the foundation’s existing massive content library.
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Patients at Fort Worth’s Cook Children’s Cultivate Confidence, Healing and Video Skills In Hospital’s Child Life Zone
News: Patients at Fort Worth’s Cook Children’s Cultivate Confidence, Healing and Video Skills In Hospital’s Child Life ZoneState-of-the-Art Broadcast Studio is Equipped with P2 HD Camcorders
When country music superstar Garth Brooks walked into the new Child Life Zone at Cook Children’s Medical Center (Fort Worth, TX), he exclaimed, “"I had to be 50 and have a record deal before I got something like this,” at the sight of the professional broadcast and recording studio. The $1.5 million studio, originating up to three live shows a day that are broadcast 24/7 on a closed circuit channel throughout the 456-room facility, is outfitted with several Panasonic P2 HD camcorders—two AG-HPX370s, an AG-HPX250 and AG-HVX200A—an AW-HE50S remote HD camera, and several remote and shading controllers.
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From Editor to Preditor: Mastering the Post Production Workflow From Conception to Creation
The first and only class of its kind, Preditor from Manhattan Edit Workshop begins September 17th
Manhattan Edit Workshop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, recently announced its brand new class, From Editor to Preditor (read more), which will premiere on Tuesday, September 17th. The first and only class of its kind, editors will learn the skills they need to become post-producers, and ultimately, “preditors.” The highly anticipated workshop, taught by Emmy Award-winning television producer Mark King, who has produced work for networks including ABC, HBO and ESPN, has a limited number of seats available, providing students with a more hands-on, guided learning experience.
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Upgrade To Panasonic’s AW-HE2 Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera Facilitates HD Video Output With Stereo Audio, Camera Controls Via USB
News: Upgrade To Panasonic’s AW-HE2 Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera Facilitates HD Video Output With Stereo Audio, Camera Controls Via USBIncreased Flexibility for IT-Based Content Creation and Distribution
Panasonic has announced a major upgrade to its versatile AW-HE2 HD all-electronic pan/tilt/zoom camera, enabling high-quality HD video and stereo audio output (plus control) via the camera’s USB connector. This free upgrade effectively transforms the camera into a “super-webcam” for lectures/event capture and a wide-range of other USB-centric applications.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Adds DaVinci Resolve 10 Workshops to the Fall Lineup
News: Manhattan Edit Workshop Adds DaVinci Resolve 10 Workshops to the Fall Lineup
Grade like a pro with the latest version of DaVinci Resolve; August and September workshops taught by ICA co-founder Warren Eagles
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has just announced new dates for DaVinci Resolve workshops, which will be taught by Warren Eagles, professional color grader and co-founder of the International Colorist Academy (ICA). Touted as the color grading system of choice for many of Hollywood’s blockbuster production studios, DaVinci Resolve 10 was announced earlier this year to much excitement over its expanded set of editing functionalities among many other upgrades.
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Your Turn To Care Nominated for Los Angeles Area Emmy
News: Your Turn To Care Nominated for Los Angeles Area EmmyExecutive Producer Margaret Hussey Brings Critical Stories to Life
KCET's groundbreaking series, Your Turn To Care has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Information/Public Affairs Series. Your Turn to Care was produced by KCET and Executive Producer Margaret Hussey. The 65th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards Presentation will be held at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on Saturday, August 3, 2013.
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Walking on Water: projectiondesign® Powers Interactive Portable 360-degree Igloo Experience at La Biennale di Venezia 2013
News: Walking on Water: projectiondesign® Powers Interactive Portable 360-degree Igloo Experience at La Biennale di Venezia 2013Reliability, quality and colour ability are key to immersive installation
Immersive specialist Igloo Vision was commissioned by United Arab Emirates to create a 360-degree immersive installation for the La Biennale di Venezia 2013, 53rd annual art exhibition that incorporates F22 projectors from projectiondesign®. Mounted in the Sale d’Armi at the New National Pavilion, Mohammed Kazem’s realization called ‘Directions 2005/2013’ makes a brilliant contribution to ‘Walking on Water’.
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Editor/Color Artist Stephen Hens Launches KiddKolor; Collaborates On New Film "The Sidekick," Premiering At Comic-Con
News: Editor/Color Artist Stephen Hens Launches KiddKolor; Collaborates On New Film "The Sidekick," Premiering At Comic-ConEditor/Color Artist Stephen Hens has launched KiddKolor; a new “micro company,” providing crafted edit, color and finishing services to the entertainment industry. Hens and KiddKolor have collaborated with Writer/Actor Rob Benedict and director Michael Weithorn on their new featurette “THE SIDEKICK,” making its world premiere at Comic-Con 2013 later today at 3 pm in the Indigo Ballroom, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
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The Colonie Adds Senior Motion Graphics Designer Jennifer Moody
Editorial studio continues to add to its post-production services as part of an overall expansion.
The Colonie, the boutique editorial and post production studio, has added Senior Motion Graphic Designer Jennifer Moody to its creative team. Moody will work alongside Senior Motion Graphics Designer Lyndsay McCully, who joined the company five years ago, in designing and producing graphic elements for commercials and other projects.
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Fabric Engine Threads Three Product Previews into SIGGRAPH 2013 Appearance
New Semi-Procedural Locomotion System, Stage Assembly and Lighting App, and Plug-and-Play Development Framework on Display in Booth #737
Custom development and R&D lies at the heart of every new production, and it’s costing studios a fortune. At SIGGRAPH 2013, Fabric Engine is demoing new products that will bring the time, energy and financial costs often associated with this process under control. Whether it’s unleashing multi-threaded performance inside packages like Maya and Nuke for technical directors (Creation: Splice) or showing off a new procedural locomotion system for crowds and characters (Creation: Horde), booth #737 (with Shotgun Software) is where the future of content creation tools become a reality.
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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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Visual Effects Company Drawn By The Light Celebrates First Anniversary; Welcomes EP Peter Ware
News: Visual Effects Company Drawn By The Light Celebrates First Anniversary; Welcomes EP Peter WareVisual effects studio Drawn By The Light celebrates its first anniversary by marking its foray into feature film effects with Seth Rogan & Evan Goldberg’s summer comedy "This Is The End."
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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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Ron Schwartz Promoted To President And General Manager, Lionsgate Home Entertainment Sales & Distribution
Company's Home Entertainment Business Continuing To Build Momentum Following Record Year
Ron Schwartz, a 20-year veteran of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and its predecessor companies, has been promoted to President and General Manager of Lionsgate Home Entertainment Sales and Distribution, the Company announced today.
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JVC Shipping 84-Inch Professional 4K 60P Monitors
News: JVC Shipping 84-Inch Professional 4K 60P MonitorsJVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., will ship its new PS-840UD Professional Series ProVérité and RS‑840UD Reference Series 4K 84-inch LCD monitors this month. Both models offer native screen resolution of 3840x2160 – four times the resolution of full HD – as well as 60p input and display capability for professional sports and other high-speed content.
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StreamGuys First CDN to Market with Ogg Opus Audio Content Delivery
Streaming media provider will support radio broadcasters with interest in delivering live streams for emerging format
StreamGuys will give radio broadcasters more options for high-quality, low-latency audio streams through support of Ogg Opus, the new versatile, open-source audio codec standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Its royalty-free status eliminates licensing fees for broadcasters, minimizing costs while enhancing the online listening experience.
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AICP Show Honors Best Commercials Of The Year
The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA - in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at the NYU Skirball Center, and the return of the AICP Directors Lectures Series at MoMA. Two thousand members of the advertising, marketing and production industries attended the debut of the AICP Show. Serving as chair of this year’s Show was Michael Di Girolamo, Partner/Executive Producer of Station Film. Following its premiere at MoMA, the Show will tour museums and cultural institutions around the country and abroad.
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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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Panasonic And Dejero Offer Portable Bonded Cellular Newsgathering Solution Combining Toughbook Laptop Computers And Dejero Live+ Newsbook Software
As part of its initiative to deliver full workflow solutions to its customers leveraging the breadth of the Panasonic product line, Panasonic System Communications Company has partnered with Dejero (Kitchener, Ontario) to offer a bonded cellular video uplink solution utilizing Panasonic’s ruggedized Toughbook branded laptop computers and Dejero LIVE+ NewsBook software.
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Sony Movie Channel Pays Tribute To The Legendary Filmmaker Ray Harryhausen In A Special Afternoon Marathon, Saturday, May 11
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects "Titan" Documentary And Three Sinbad -Themed Movies Comprise the Marathon
To pay tribute to the legendary Ray Harryhausen's remarkable achievements, Sony Movie Channel has revised its schedule to include a special TV marathon, on Saturday, May 11, highlighting the filmmaker's career. Harryhausen, who died May 7th at the age of 92, is renowned for his special effects innovations and as the inventor of stop motion animation.
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Star Trek Into Darkness Paramount Pictures Celebrate WWF’s Earth Hour
News: Star Trek Into Darkness Paramount Pictures Celebrate WWF’s Earth HourAs the UK prepared to go ’into darkness’ for the World Wildlife Foundation’s Earth Hour, Paramount Pictures is pleased to announce its support with a special ‘Star Trek’ themed light display which dimmed as Earth Hour approaches.
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Colorworks Aids in 4K Restoration of “Richard III”
News: Colorworks Aids in 4K Restoration of “Richard III”A few months before the bones of Richard III were discovered below a parking lot in Leicester, England, the infamous British monarch was the focal point of a very different type of reclamation project halfway around the world in Culver City, California. There, Colorworks, Sony Pictures’ digital intermediate facility, applied the finishing touches to an exhaustive 4K restoration of "Richard III", Laurence Olivier’s 1955 film adaptation of the Shakespeare play.
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Cool Running For Sound Devices On Frozen Planet
News: Cool Running For Sound Devices On Frozen Planet744T and MixPre Lend Incredible Audio to Nature Documentary Series
As a location sound recordist specializing in capturing wildlife and natural history audio, Chris Watson has traveled all over the world, enduring some of the most extreme climates and harshest working conditions on Earth to get compelling sound. For his work on Frozen Planet, the BAFTA award-winning documentary series co-produced by the BBC and the Discovery Channel, he turned to Sound Devices 744T Recorder and MixPre Compact Field Mixer for his portable audio recording needs.
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Globalstor’s ExtremeStor-EX10 PCIe expansion systems with integrated 10 drive RAID will power ASSIMILATE’s demo’s at this year’s NAB Show.
Globalstor® Data Corporation, a premier OEM integrator of high-performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers, is pleased to announce that its ExtremeStor-EX10 PCIe expansion systems with integrated 10 drive RAID will power ASSIMILATE’s (NAB Booth:SL12705 ) demo’s at this year’s NAB Show.
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Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation Varicam With Native 1080p, AVC-Ultra Recording And Expanded Off-Speed Shooting
News: Panasonic Unveils Third-Generation Varicam With Native 1080p, AVC-Ultra Recording And Expanded Off-Speed Shooting2/3-Inch, 3-Chip EFP Camera Offers 12-bit 4:4:4 Recording for Commercial Production and Indie Filmmaking, and 4:2:2 10-Bit for Sports, Natural History, Documentaries & Live Events
Panasonic today advanced its VariCam® brand with the announcement of a third-generation model that improves upon the camera’s signature features—off-speed shooting and film-like image production—while incorporating the company’s new AVC-ULTRA family of video codecs.
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FilmLight Launches New Products to Provide Professional Colour Control at Every Stage
News: FilmLight Launches New Products to Provide Professional Colour Control at Every Stage- New control surface, grading platforms and peripherals deliver fast, flexible creativity and efficiency -
FilmLight is further enhancing its integrated colour pipeline with new products to be introduced at NAB 2013 (booth SL 3928, LVCC, 8–11 April). The range ensures that colour workflows can start on-set and run right through to final post and delivery, staying true to the vision at every stage. It delivers unrivalled productivity and creative control, giving facilities a real edge in delivering uncompromised results.
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StreamGuys and Ensemble Video Amplify Video Content Management for Multiplatform Streaming
StreamGuys integrates Ensemble Video’s content management capability into its cloud-based streaming architecture to enhance end user flexibility with media assets
StreamGuys and Ensemble Video have joined forces to bring broadcasters, businesses, universities, and other organizations the best in multi-platform video content delivery and management. The relationship incorporates the Ensemble Video platform into StreamGuys’ cloud-based streaming architecture, giving end users a robust and user-friendly streaming platform that fully integrates the professional video content management and publishing experience.
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NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology Puts Qube! Through the Paces
News: NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology Puts Qube! Through the PacesRemote Capabilities and Reliable Results Make Render Management Software the “Backbone of BFA Program”
Free is great until system crashes become more common than polished renders. New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology learned this lesson the hard way after entrusting its render queue to free render farm management solutions. These systems were unable to provide the reliability required to produce quality animations and images for its students’ thesis projects, leading the Computer Animation and Interactive Media department to a solution that would: PipelineFX’s Qube!™.
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Arclight Productions’ Original Documentary premieres at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath March 23, 2013 – June 2, 2013
News: Arclight Productions’ Original Documentary premieres at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath March 23, 2013 – June 2, 2013Documentary Film accompanies one of the Most Notable Exhibits on War-Themed Photography Ever Assembled
THE WAR PHOTOGRAPHERS, a documentary film commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography will debut with the exhibit, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, set to open on March 23rd. Arclight Productions has been commissioned to produce the original documentary short that will be featured as part of this unprecedented exhibit. The exhibit will open free to the public in Los Angeles on March 23, 2013 and run through June 2, 2013. The film will be shown in vivid detail on two 14' by 7' screens in 4K resolution in the Digital Gallery, which is central to the architecture of the Photography Space and the exhibit experience. This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and is made possible with generous support from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation.
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MAXON Announces Strategic Alliance with Adobe to Bring Creative Professionals New Levels of Digital Media Content Creation
MAXON, the developer of CINEMA 4D, a leading 3D animation software for film, broadcast and motion graphics professionals, today announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with Adobe Systems Incorporated to further collaborate on technology that provides creatives in the motion graphics and visual effects industry with new levels of digital media content creation. As part of the alliance, both companies are expected to collaborate and engineer a pipeline between Adobe® After Effects® software and CINEMA 4D to give users a seamless 2D/3D foundation.
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Christie Donates Digital Cinema Projector To Gianopulos Family Theater At Wilson-Hanks Family Cultural Center, Saint Sophia Cathedral, California
News: Christie Donates Digital Cinema Projector To Gianopulos Family Theater At Wilson-Hanks Family Cultural Center, Saint Sophia Cathedral, CaliforniaChristie’s Managed Services Team and BLACKSTAR Engineering Transform Gym Complex Into Fully Professional Cinema House; Dedication Ceremony Set for March 17
Christie® has donated a top-of-the-line Christie digital cinema projector to help entertain the local community in the new Gianopulos Family Theater at the Wilson-Hanks Family Cultural Center, Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, California. The theater is the latest addition to the Huffington Center, located in the Byzantine-Latino Quarter of Los Angeles. Christie’s Managed Services team worked with audio-visual innovator BLACKSTAR Engineering to install the Christie Solaria® Series projector and other theater equipment, transforming a basketball court by day into a fully professional movie theater by night.
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Grass Valley Believes the Future of Live Production, News, and Playout is Now
Nonlinear Production from Grass Valley saves time and money for broadcasters, media companies, mobile truck operators, and playout providers by simplifying the way live content is produced and delivered across multiple platforms
Grass Valley® will demonstrate, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas (April 8-11, 2013), how Nonlinear Production—a single collaborative platform providing a true create once, publish everywhere environment—delivers greater workflow efficiency by enabling collaboration and work in parallel, while eliminating costly and complicated processes needed to repurpose TV content for multiple platform distribution.
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Former Stardust EP Paul Abatemarco Joins Foundation Content As Executive Producer; Abatemarco Had Recently Led MPC Creative’s U.S. Division
News: Former Stardust EP Paul Abatemarco Joins Foundation Content As Executive Producer; Abatemarco Had Recently Led MPC Creative’s U.S. DivisionFormer Stardust EP Paul Abatemarco, who most recently headed up MPC Creative's U.S. division, has joined Foundation Content as Executive Producer effective immediately.
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Panasonic Partners With Aframe To Sell Cloud Video Production Solutions To Content Creators
News: Panasonic Partners With Aframe To Sell Cloud Video Production Solutions To Content CreatorsPanasonic US to Sell Aframe Solutions to Video Professionals: Bringing Greater Speed, Security, Efficiency to Global-Scale Productions
Panasonic and Aframe today announced a partnership whereby Panasonic will sell Aframe licenses in the United States through its network of Panasonic pro video resellers. Furthering a relationship established last year, this partnership makes it easier for video professionals to harness Aframe’s acclaimed cloud video production platform to streamline P2, AVCCAM and all file-based workflows for added efficiency and creative freedom. Aframe also provides an ideal platform to utilize smaller file sizes available as P2 expands to AVC-Ultra, specifically AVC LongG and AVC Proxy.
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Foundation Content Gets Into The Holiday Spirit With “Live Better” Facebook Spot Promoting Walmart’s Efforts To Combat Hunger In America
News: Foundation Content Gets Into The Holiday Spirit With “Live Better” Facebook Spot Promoting Walmart’s Efforts To Combat Hunger In AmericaFoundation Content, an Indie Advertising and Production Collective specializing in cross-platform marketing for a diverse array of clients, has produced a 68-second Holiday spot for Walmart, through advertising agency Omelet. The spot, which appears on Facebook, is a component of WalMart’s “Live Better” promotional campaign, designed to help combat hunger in America.
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