Archive for September, 2006


Santa Monica, CA, September 29, 2006 – Nina Saxon Design, one of the entertainment industry‘s leading design production studios specializing in main and end titles, title sequences, and animated motion graphics logos for major motion pictures, television movies and TV programs, and entertainment production companies, has completed main title designs sequences for four upcoming feature films and a new television series. The announcement was made by the company‘s president Nina Saxon, widely acknowledged for the past 25 years as one of the most accomplished and successful title designers in the entertainment industry. more

Autodesk‘s North American Roadshow Highlights Latest 3D, Visual Effects Solutions

Autodesk is hitting the road with two North American tours to showcase the latest versions of its media and entertainment solutions. The “Make The Story Come Alive Tour”, featuring Autodesk‘s 3D software, and the “Eye Candy Tour”, featuring Autodesk‘s visual effects, editing and color grading systems, will visit major cities across North America beginning October 5.

Autodesk Make the Story Come Alive Tour
This tour will highlight core performance, productivity and pipeline efficiencies for film and game development. Autodesk 3ds Max 9, Maya 8, MotionBuilder 7.5 and Toxik 2007 will be demonstrated at these events. more


LOS ANGELES – (Sept. 26, 2006) The Hollywood Post Alliance announced today the submission period for the J. Michael Brinkman Scholarship and Mentoring Fund is now open. The annual event, now in its 3rd year, is designed to promote scholarship in the art and science of post production

The scholarship program aims to assist the next generation of post production professionals by providing monetary awards, equipment and mentoring opportunities to deserving individuals looking for a career in the industry. This year‘s applicants will have an opportunity to compete for these valuable Scholarship Awards: Grass Valley EDIUS NX with HD Expansion Kit; Apple Final Cut Studio; full registrations to the HPA 2007 Technology Retreat and Summer School for a total value of $5700. more

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David Furtado Joins Pacific Soundwaves

Burbank, CA – (September 25, 2006) – Premiere post-production sound facility Pacific Soundwaves announced the induction of marketing aficionado David Furtado as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. With over four decades of entertainment industry experience, Furtado‘s forte is a welcomed addition to the company‘s skilled roster.

A glimpse at Furtado‘s resume reveals an extensive background in music, production, fashion and post-production. Innovative marketing strategies, coupled with a bold and energetic persona, make this V.P. a natural fit with Pacific Soundwaves‘ contemporary character. Currently, Furtado‘s enterprise is focused on sound design for animation and the gaming markets. more

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Encino, CA, September 27, 2006- Two executives from AvatarLabs, a full-service motion graphics and online design studio for the entertainment industry, will make a special presentation entitled “Think. Create. Play” during the upcoming “Rich Media Entertainment Fest” presented by FITC Hollywood. The executives from AvatarLabs will speak from 5-6 PM on Oct. 6th at Universal Studios/Hollywood. (Address is: 4222 Vineland Ave, Hollywood, CA, 91602) more

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Novocom Names Jon Teschner Executive Vice President

Malibu, CA, September 25, 2006 – Novocom, a Via Worldwide company specializing in the design and production of motion graphics and music branding for the global broadcasting industry, has named Jon Teschner to the newly created position of Executive Vice President. The announcement was made today by John Ridgway, Creative Director, Novocom, and CEO/Founder, Via Worldwide. more

Yamaha Licenses On2 Technologies’ VP 6, VP7 Video Codecs

Yamaha Corporation Licenses On2‘s VP6 and VP7 Video Compression Technologies for Use In Its LSI Multimedia Subsystems

NEW YORK, NY (September 25, 2006) – On2 Technologies, Inc. (AMEX:ONT) today announced a multiyear agreement with Yamaha Corporation (TSE:7951) to license its VP6 and VP7 video codec technologies.

Yamaha‘s decision to integrate On2 video technology demonstrates the momentum and relevance of On2‘s codec technology and is a powerful endorsement of the exceptional video quality and performance of On2 codecs on embedded devices. more

syncVUE for Windows Now Shipping

Innovative Digital Media Review and Approval Tool Leverages SKYPE™ to Enable Unprecedented Synchronized Remote Collaboration for Video, Film and Post Production Markets

LOS ANGELES, CA – September 25, 2006 – Intelligent Gadgets (, the creators of advanced collaborative digital media review and approval tools, announced today the immediate availability of syncVUE for Windows. Conceived by seasoned editors and digital media industry veterans, syncVUE addresses the inefficiencies and frustrations of an oft overlooked component of the digital media workflow – the client/editor review process. more

SWAY Studio Revs up Robots for New Hyundai Commercial

Los Angeles — Sept. 20, 2006 — A tribute to Hyundai‘s new facility in Alabama where over 300 robots touch the car as it goes through production; SWAY Studio brings energy, precision, dance and music to astonishing levels in the new Hyundai Santa Fe commercial. SWAY Studio‘s talented character animators unite the performance of a professionally choreographed live dance team with 362 computer generated (CG) robots to produce a truly unique commercial that evokes the spirit of a live marching band while cleverly generating excitement for the launch of a new car and production plant. The :30 spot started airing nationwide on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006. more

Digital Domain Recruits Top VFX Industry Executives

Venice, Calif., September 20, 2006 – Digital Domain, the Academy Award®-winning full-service digital studio and production company responsible for jaw-dropping visual sequences in such films as “Titanic,” “Day After Tomorrow,” “I, Robot” and the upcoming Clint Eastwood film, “Flags of our Fathers,” as well as commercials such as the recent Budweiser Super Bowl “Superfan” spot, has hired a trio of executives that have served as instrumental leaders of one of the visual effects industry‘s most accomplished companies. more


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