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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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Aframe Details Best Cloud-Based Practices For Managing Broadcast Workflow Contributions At New York Event
Panel Discussions Spotlight New Cloud-Based Deployments Today for Managing Multiple Remote Contributions in Production and Post-Production Workflows
At a joint meeting of the Society for Motion Picture & Television Executives (SMPTE)’s New York section and the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS) next week, Aframe will showcase several best practices for using cloud computing to streamline news and sports production workflows involving tens and hundreds of contributors, based on the work of Aframe’s customers.
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FxFactory Now Offering Steep Discounts Storewide For a Limited Time Only
Stock up on plugins from FxFactory, the largest collection of plugins for Final Cut Pro, Motion, After Effects and Premiere Pro, all available at 20% off from October 1st through 8th
Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, today announced a storewide sale on all FxFactory plugins. From October 1st through 8th, all products will be available at 20% off their regular retail price, no coupon necessary. FxFactory offers best-in-class plugins for titling, color grading, keying, stylization, transitions, lower thirds, and much more, and has been named "the de facto standard for software developers writing creative plugins for enhancing FCP X, FCP 7, Motion, Premiere Pro, and After Effects" by MacLife ( and a "gateway to goodies" by Dare Dreamer Magazine ( Download FxFactory for free today to browse through hundreds of available plugins already being used by creatives worldwide (
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Feature Films on Kodak Dominate Academy Awards®
Independent Spirit Award Winners also have Kodak Moment
Argo’s best picture win topped off a successful night at the Academy Awards® for movies originating on Kodak film. In the 85-year history of the awards, no Oscar®-winning best picture has ever been made without motion picture film technology.
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cinec 2012 - A big success
cinec 2012 was once again a successful show. Angelika Albrecht, Managing Director of ALBRECHT Gesellschaft für Fachausstellungen und Kongresse mbH, and organizer of the cinec, says: ”On a only slightly smaller exhibition space, more exhibitors than ever presented themselves – 179 exhibitors provided a broad range of products.”
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cinec 2012 – Significant Changes in the Film Industry
Only four days to go until the 9th cinec opens in the MOC Events Center:
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Cut+Run’s Isaac Chen Edits New Spot for adiZero Campaign for 180LA
News: Cut+Run’s Isaac Chen Edits New Spot for adiZero Campaign for 180LACut+Run’s Isaac Chen edited the latest adiZero spot for Adidas via 180LA and directed by Matt Bieler of Serial Pictures. The spot features Major League Soccer's Brek Shea who faces an empty theater while refuting the pressure of hype & headlines with "what light can do." The commercial is part of the ongoing “What Light Can Do” campaign, the first spot of which starred RG3 and broke in May.
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"Silicon Beach: Creative Inspiration" Panel at Silicon Beach Festival
News: "Silicon Beach: Creative Inspiration" Panel at Silicon Beach FestivalThe Venice Media District (VMD) hosted and moderated a panel at the Silicon Beach Festival last week, entitled “Silicon Beach: Creative Inspiration.” The panel took place Friday, June 22 from 4-6 pm at Hotel Erwin. Attached, please find a photo from the event! Additional photos are available upon request.
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Twist Director Marc André Debruyne Wins "Director Of The Year" 2012 MuchMusic Video Award
News: Twist Director Marc André Debruyne Wins "Director Of The Year" 2012 MuchMusic Video AwardTwist Director Marc André Debruyne has won the “Director of the Year Award” at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards for his direction of the music video “Hit Me Up” by Danny Fernandes, F. Josh Ramsay and Belly.
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Boxer Films Signs Director Kevin Fitzgerald
News: Boxer Films Signs Director Kevin FitzgeraldLos Angeles-based Boxer Films expands their roster of award-winning talent with the addition of director Kevin Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald comes to Boxer from Rabbit where he refined his highly visual storytelling in work for such top brands as Lexus, Samsung and many others.
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Venice Media District Launches College Internship Program
News: Venice Media District Launches College Internship ProgramThe Venice Media District has launched its College Internship Program with the addition of its newest team member: Mount St. Mary’s College (MSMC) senior Zully Garcia. Garcia began interning with Hype Communications, a sponsoring company of VMD, during Summer 2011 and worked on a comprehensive research project for VMD. She then decided to become VMD’s first College Intern for Fall 2011.
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Tucson Film & Music Festival Announces Complete Line Up & New Film Venue And HQ For the 2011 Event
News: Tucson Film & Music Festival Announces Complete Line Up & New Film Venue And HQ For the 2011 EventTickets and Passes On Sale Now
The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) is thrilled to announce the complete entertainment line-up for the seventh annual event which heats up Oct. 6-10, 2011.
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Filmmaker Junction And Hype Host Westside VFX Panel
News: Filmmaker Junction And Hype Host Westside VFX PanelFilmmaker Junction and Hype join forces to host an evening of Visual Effects for indie filmmakers.
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17th Annual HPA Tech Retreat® February 14-18
Industry leaders to gather in Palm Springs for industry’s premiere forum for big ideas.
The Hollywood Post Alliance® will host its 17th annual HPA Tech Retreat, February 14-18, at Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage, California.
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motion504 Partners with Campbell Mithun on Gorgeous Ad Campaign for St. Ives
Broadcast design & animation studio motion504 recently completed a visually compelling campaign for Alberto Culver's St. Ives, created by ad agency Campbell Mithun and directed by Steve Downer of Pony Show.
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motion504 Creates Magical CG In-Store Spot For Target
Broadcast design & animation studio motion504 has been commissioned to create another CG in-store spot for client Target, this time to tout the retailer's "Bookmarked" program, which selects books for readers. "Club Picks" is the first of three spots to break in Target stores nationwide.
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News: Bombastic Creates Package For Diana Concert
When audiences tune in to the highly anticipated Concert For Diana, they will enjoy a graphics package created in a collaborative effort between VH1 and design/branding company Bombastic.
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NAB 2013: Bob Zelin: The Evolution & RevolutionNAB 2013: Bob Zelin: The Evolution & Revolution
Calling Bob Zelin one of the industry's most respected voices of engineering and systems experience is an understatement. (We might also have to add "most feared.") For over 20 years, he has been at the leading edge of building next-generation post houses and broadcast facilities using the latest, greatest, and most affordable new technology. He's also been around long enough to have seen through an awful lot of hype, so when Bob drops the "R" word, it's because he really believes it's revolutionary himself. His coverage of the 2013 NAB Show is once again don't-miss reading.
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Every now and then, a hype word comes along that actually means something... Divergence is fun for us as media consumers. It’s a nightmare for us as media makers, though. The trick is to embrace the delight consumers find in all this divergence, and to let it soothe the stabbing pain between our eyes as producers. No problem, right? Right.
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HDSLRs for Video: Beyond the HypeHDSLRs for Video: Beyond the Hype
There has been an amazing amount of chatter around the HD video capabilities of recent still cameras - if they can still be called that! Rather than play into the hupe of what MIGHT be possible with these cameras, Creative COW Magazine Contributing Editor Marco Solorio takes you inside the real world of production with paying clients using these cameras, including workarounds for their current limitations, and some of the things that video shooters will need to know as they get started using these cameras.
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LaCie d2 Big Disk ExtremeLaCie d2 Big Disk Extreme
A few months back Walter Biscardi had the eye opening experience of testing one of the first Firewire 800 drives to come along. At that time, he did not believe all the hype about FW800 being able to run Uncompressed video with any reliability. But that test sure made a believer out of him. Now Firewire 800 is making the evolution from a single drive unit, to multiple drive units striped together in RAID format with LaCie introducing the d2 Big Disk Extreme series. In this article, Walter takes this new offering from LaCie for a test drive. Walter Biscardi is a leader in both our Final Cut Pro and Pinnacle CinéWave forum communities where Cow members have long appreciated his friendly and insightful input.
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Jerry Hofmann reviews Digital Film ToolJerry Hofmann reviews Digital Film Tool's 55mm Plugin for NLEs
There's been a lot of 'hype' surrounding Digital Film Tools' new 55mm Plugins for NLE's. In this article Jerry Hofmann, one of CreativeCOW's Final Cut Pro forum leaders lets COW members know whether the description of the tools is hype or if this set of filters deliver on the promise.
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Photographers Tamara Lackey & Joel Grimes plus Facebook’s New Policy — Photofocus Podcast 9/15/13
Here is the new podcast feed: feed:// Get the show here or get it on iTunes This week s show is a triple scoop of goodness. We ve got three interviews to satisfy your creative, technical, and business needs. Join hosts Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu for interviews with important...
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3D Television Networks: 3 Years Later
By Chris Blair I published the original post below in July of 2010, saying I couldn t imagine how 3D television networks could find an audience, and more importantly, lure enough advertisers to survive. Predictably, ESPN3D announced on Wednesday that it would soon be shuttered. Their official statement cited, limited...
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NAB 2013 Wrap-Up - Stay Tuned!!
Usually one of the happiest days of the year for me is the day I'm driving back from NAB. All the stress leading up to the show: Handling the hundreds of requests for a booth meeting (some of them actually during the show), wearing out lots of shoe leather walking...
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