Archive for November, 2006

SonicPool Names Jason Yanuzzi Online Editor

Hollywood, CA, December 1, 2006 – SonicPool, one of Hollywood‘s leading post facilities, specializing in audio and video finishing, media duplication, online video and color correct services, offline and online edit suite rentals, and full post-production services, has announced that Jason Yanuzzi has joined the company as an Online Editor. The announcement was made by John Frost and Patrick Bird, co-founders/Supervising Sound Mixers, SonicPool. more

Smoke & Mirrors Chooses Digital Rapids Encoders

30 November 2006, Passfield, UK: Smoke & Mirrors, the internationally renowned post-production company, has purchased Digital Rapids‘ StreamZ encoder, to add to the four units they already have in operation at their London offices.

Providing a wealth of experience and knowledge in full service post-production, all Smoke & Mirrors‘ sites are fully networked, enabling facilities to share resources and expand local capacity. more

Visual Effects Supervisor Roger Nall Launches Red Rover Games

Van Nuys, CA, December 1, 2006 – Longtime Visual Effects Supervisor Roger Nall has launched Red Rover Games and RedRoverGames.com, a new web-based business which will develop and distribute original casual games for consumers to download and play. The company‘s tagline is “Casual Games for Casual Gamers.” Concurrently, Mr. Nall remains the president of the award winning media company 11:11 MediaWorks, and will continue to also produce visual effects for feature films and television. more

2007 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES INDEPENDENT FILM AND WORLD CINEMA COMPETITIONS

Park City, UT–Sundance Institute announced today the line-up of 64 films selected for the Independent Film and World Cinema Competitions for the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The premier showcase for the best new work by American and international independent filmmakers, the Sundance Film Festival‘s competitive categories provide audiences with opportunities to discover the most innovative new dramatic and documentary films from today‘s emerging independent filmmakers. In addition to the Competition categories, the Festival presents films in five out-of-competition sections, to be announced tomorrow. more

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KLAS-TV Outfits News Crews With Fujinon XDCAM HD Lenses

KLAS-TV Launches HD News With Fujinon HS16x4.6ERM/ERD HDTV Lenses On Sony XDCAM HD Camcorders

LAS VEGAS, NV, NOVEMBER 30, 2006 — KLAS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, NV, recently launched its top-rated local news programming in HDTV. With the HDTV version of its Channel 8 Eyewitness News now available on DTV channel 8.1, KLAS-TV has the distinction of being the first station in Nevada to broadcast its local news in HD. more

Voodoo Fills Dodger Stadium with 40,000 People for New Baby Ruth Spot

Santa Monica, CA, November 30, 2006 – Voodoo, a leading effects company specializing in the creation, production and compositing of original visual FX for national and regional TV commercials, music videos, TV programs and feature films, recently completed FX featured within a new Baby Ruth candy bar TV spot. The announcement was made by Chris Kern, Executive Producer and Visual Effects Supervisor of Voodoo. more

dvGarage Ships New Version of Conduit for Apple Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 and Motion 2

SAN FRANCISCO — Nov. 28, 2006 — dvGarage, a provider of tools and training for the next generation of media artists, today announced that Conduit version 1.5, a nodal compositing plug-in, is now available for Apple Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 and Motion 2 users. Conduit version 1.5 utilizes Apple‘s FXPlug technology to combine high-end nodal compositing with high-performance Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) acceleration, providing Apple Final Cut Pro and Motion 2 users with a powerful variety of visual effects compositing tools that render in real time. In addition, Conduit version 1.5 is bundled with a free three-month Pixel Corps membership (a USD $200 value), an hour of video training and a quick start guide. more

Cityscape Taps modo for Architectural Visualisations of the New Tate Modern 2 in London

San Mateo, Calif. — Nov. 29, 2006 — Luxology┬« LLC, an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software, today announced that modo™ was used by the London-based 3D analysis and visualization firm Cityscape, in support of the new Tate Modern 2 in London. Cityscape selected modo for its speed, flexibility and real-time rendering capabilities, using the software to produce a total of 13 renders for an environmental statement that was submitted to Southwark Council as part of the Tate Modern 2 planning application. Cityscape developed the images in close cooperation with the architectural firm Herzog and de Meuron over an eight week period. more

FLUID BATTLE OF THE AD-BANDS IV RAISES $45,000 FOR NYC CHILDREN

The fourth annual Fluid Battle of The Ad-Bands competition, a celebration of musical prowess which places the vision and talent of ad agencies, large or small, center stage, raised $45,000 at their Sept. 27th battle. Conceived and launched by Fluid, the New York-based original music, sound design and creative editorial studio, as a philanthropic event in 2003, the Fluid Battle of the Ad-Bands, to date, has raised nearly $145,000.

Once again, Fluid‘s Battle of the Ad Bands will be funding programs that benefit New York City public school children. An account in the amount of $20,000 has been established and, this year, monies will be more

Blackmagic Design Announces New HDLink Price at Only US $445

The world’s most popular HD/SDI to DVI & HDMI monitoring converter is now even more affordable

San Jose, CA USA – November 28, 2006 — Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced a new price for HDLink, the highly popular monitoring converter for professional post production editors and broadcast paint and effects artists. This market leading SDI to DVI/HDMI converter is the only SDI monitoring solution that instantly switches between HD and SD, and includes 4:2:2 and Dual Link 4:4:4 feature film quality. more

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