Archive for December, 2006

Red Bull Music Academy Gets a Boost from AKG

December 21, 2006 – The ninth annual Red Bull Music Academy took place in Melbourne, Australia from October 13th to 27th. Music enthusiasts from all over the world were offered the opportunity to prove their talent and learn from the best artists in the world. International artists passed their experience and knowledge to young artists through numerous workshops, studio sessions and performances in the clubs of Melbourne. Only optimal equipment ensures an ultimate sound experience in this environment. Therefore, the organizer of the Red Bull Music Academy this year again relied on AKG WMS 40 wireless microphone systems, C 414 recording microphones and K 171 headphones. more

Mitsubishi Imaging Products Divison Joins Retail Broadband Alliance

IRVINE, Calif., December 11, 2006 – Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America‘s Imaging Products Division today announced its membership in the Retail Broadband Alliance to make it easier for customers to use and integrate their digital imaging products through broadband and related applications. more

Hitachi Software StarBoard Version 7.1 Supports Projector Control Software Funcationality

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, www.hitachi.us, December 4, 2006 – Hitachi Software‘s new StarBoard Version 7.1 software features expanded capability and now supports essential elements of Hitachi America‘s Projector Control (PJCtrl) software. Operating within the StarBoard software, users can monitor and control various elements of any Hitachi projector on the network, including power on and off. more

ZONA DesignEstablishes Brand Identity for Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R.

Following a number of recent collaborations with Animal Planet on projects including a tribute to the late Steve Irwin and promo packaging for the hit series “Meerkat Manor,” the image makers at ZONA Design have once again partnered with the network to create brand identity for the network‘s recently launched national non-profit campaign R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.). ZONA Design established a number of key elements for the animal advocacy campaign, including the logo, color branding, font family and style guide. The R.O.A.R. initiative was established to lead the way in taking action on being a voice for animals, with major campaign elements first launched on-air in mid-October. more

Autodesk Solutions Bring Magic to the Big Screen This Holiday Season

Autodesk Solutions Bring Magic to the Big Screen This Holiday Season with The Covenant, Casino Royale, Stranger Than Fiction and More

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., December 20, 2006 — Autodesk Inc.‘s (NASDAQ: ADSK) media and entertainment products have helped digital artists create some of this season‘s blockbuster films. Post-production facilities relied on Autodesk solutions for visual effects creation, editing and finishing, color grading and 3D animation.

“Autodesk provides end-to-end solutions for the entire film workflow, from idea creation and story boarding to final production,” explained Marc Petit, Autodesk‘s Media & Entertainment vice president. more

Autodesk‘s 3D Software Shapes Innovative Interactive Games

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 20, 2006 — Autodesk, Inc.‘s (NASDAQ: ADSK) 3D software was used to develop the Guitar Hero II, Viva Piñata (Xbox 360) and Happy Feet games. Leading game developers Harmonix, Rare Ltd. and A2M relied on Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya 3D animation, modeling and rendering software to create interactive virtual environments for these family-friendly games.

“More people than ever before are experiencing interactive entertainment. Game developers are diversifying beyond traditional first-person shooter games to create imaginative titles with Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya,” said Marc Petit, Autodesk‘s Media & Entertainment vice president and Guitar Hero addict. more

BORAT Lensed with Panasonic AJ-HDC27 Varicams

* HD Cameras Provide Documentary-Style Coverage of Comic‘s Cultural Hijinks *

SECAUCUS, NJ (December 20, 2006) – Opening number one at the box office and still playing strong in theaters, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, the breakout comedy hit of 2006, was shot in classic documentary style with Panasonic‘s AJ-HDC27 VariCam® HD Cinema cameras. more

A52 Goes Deep for Helio, Deutsch/LA and Moxie Pictures’ Jared Hess

The villainous CG whale created by A52 HOLLYWOOD — Award-winning Los Angeles visual effects company A52 today detailed its contributions to a new broadcast spot for advertising agency Deutsch/LA and its youth-focused mobile service client, Helio. The new spot, directed by Jared Hess of Moxie Pictures, is entitled “Scuba Time.” Available in both :30 and :15 versions, the action is set deep in the ocean, where a diver is found by his buddy, who used the Buddy Beacon(TM) service on his Helio device to track his friend down on a spear-fishing expedition. When a young woman swims up to the pair and comments on the cool “phone,” she is soon engulfed by an enormous whale, leaving the second diver to comment, “She shouldn’t have called it a phone!” more

REALVIZ Announces Availability of Latest Patch Up-date for Stitcher Unlimited

Latest Patch Up-date includes Flash Panoramas & Improved Fish-eye Stitching

Sophia Antipolis, France (December 20, 2006) – REALVIZ®, a leader in image processing software development, is pleased to announce the availability of a new patch up-date to their acclaimed software, Stitcher® Unlimited. Stitcher Unlimited, which released in July 2006, is targeted at professional panorama creators looking to produce multiple more

HealthiNation Taps FlickerLab For An On-Air Graphics Package, Editorial and 3D Animation

Working under the direction of the HealthiNation creative team, FlickerLab provided the graphics and postproduction for a series of informational programs and true life stories for the new digital health education network available via the MSO‘s free video-on-demand platform. The ad-supported network, which became available online in the fall of 2006, offers video segments about a wide range of health-related topics. more

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