Archive for October, 2006

Phoenix Editorial and Designs Teams up with Ad Agency HEAT on TV Commercial for EA Games

San Francisco, CA (October 31, 2006)–Ever wonder what it feels like to nosedive off a cliff in a high-speed auto accident? In this new :60 spot (with :30, :20 and :10 cut-downs) for EA Games‘ street racing videogame title “Need for Speed: Carbon,” you can get in the driver‘s seat and emerge unscathed. Titled “Night Sky,” the spot was edited by Phoenix Editorial & Design‘s Bob Frisk and directed by Raf Wathion of production company Roses Are Blue for ad agency HEAT. The :60 broke on October 26th. more

HFFF Honors NY Assemblyman Morelle

For his legislative work in support of the New York State film industry as well as the state‘s commercial production industry, the High Falls Film Festival is pleased to bestow its first “FrameWork Award” on New York State Assemblyman Joseph D. Morelle. Assemblyman Morelle will be honored at the High Falls Film Festival at a special reception being held on Wednesday, November 8th, 5pm at the Rochester Club Ballroom located at 120 East Avenue. more

HITACHI INTRODUCES CP-X253 3LCD PROJECTOR FOR EDUCATION MARKET

Bringing unmatched performance and flexibility to the education market at an unprecedented price point, Hitachi America, Ltd., Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division today introduced the CP-X253 3LCD projector. The CP-X253 is ideal for the education market, weighing only 3.9 pounds, with 2,000 lumens brightness and a wide-angle lens. more

Autodesk Toxik 2007 Creative Toolset and Customer Base Gains Momentum

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., October 30, 2006 — Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced the first creative tools extension for its Autodesk Toxik 2007 software, containing advanced features for image transforms, filtering and warping. Toxik is used to create feature film visual effects, offering 2D and 3D compositing tools, integrated collaboration and the ability to manipulate high-resolution, high-dynamic range (HDR) imagery with ease. The software has been used to shape several feature films, including Silent Hill and The Fountain. more

SonicPool Mixes and Adds Sound Design to Spike TV “Scream Awards”

Hollywood, CA, October 30, 2006 – SonicPool, one of Hollywood‘s leading post facilities, specializing in audio and video finishing, and offline edit suite rentals, has announced its latest television project. The announcement was made by John Frost and Patrick Bird, co -founders/Supervising Sound Mixers, SonicPool. more

WEST POST DIGITAL HEADS FOR OUTER SPACE

Santa Monica, Ca. – West Post Digital, a boutique post house whose facilities have recently tripled in size, completed forty MGM Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis syndication promos which are now airing on selected networks.

Kyle Miller, Post Production Manager at Razor Entertainment ran into a frame rate problem and was told by another facility that he would have to re-cut his 24 frame offline edit in a 23.98 project, ultimately costing him thousands in re-editing costs. more

Producers Guild of America & The Hollywood Reporter Honor Massive Software Principal

Los Angeles, CA (October 27, 2006) — The Producers Guild of America (PGA) and The Hollywood Reporter acknowledge Massive Software founder Stephen Regelous as one of the Top 50 New Media Producers and Innovators in the realm of digital storytelling. The list, published in the October 19th issue of The Hollywood Reporter, reflects the industry‘s most talented leaders in digital media. more

Press Release Retraction from Mdots

Universal City, CA, October 30, 2006 — This retraction is in response to a press release issued by Mdots on August 23, 2006, entitled “MDOTS NAMES ANNE BABIN AS SENIOR DESIGNER.” That story inadvertently included incorrect credits as to Anne Babin‘s involvement as a title designer for “The Ellen Degeneres Show” and for “Emily‘s Reason‘s Why Not.” The information appearing here, below, is the CORRECTED information about her role on those projects. more

Newspeak “Scares Up” Halloween Graphics for Showtime and Comedy Central

New York, NY, October 30, 2006 – Newspeak, a “young” design boutique based in New York City that specializes in motion design, art direction and identity development, has “scared” up new Halloween-themed projects for Showtime and Comedy Central. Erik Montovano, the company‘s founder and Creative Director, made the announcement. more

Peter James ACS, ASC To Judge Annual Kodak Filmschool Competition

MELBOURNE, Australia, October 27, 2006 – Peter James, ACS, ASC will judge the seventh annual Kodak Filmschool Competition. The competition, initiated in 2000 as part of Kodak‘s worldwide educational initiatives, offers international recognition of outstanding achievement in cinematography. Eligible participants include students and recent graduates from schools in the Asia Pacific and Latin American regions. more

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