wondertouch(TM) LLC, www.wondertouch.com, the award-winning developer of particle effects creation tools for the digital content creation industry, invites members of the press and convention attendees at NAB 2007 – April 16 through April19 – to stop by the wondertouch booth SL3827B (in the Plug-in Pavilion), where its particleIllusion(TM) software line will be on display. more
Archive for March 13th, 2007
Cyberport Proudly Presents the Fourth “Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum 2007”
Come to meet Oscar Winners and Most Renowned Individuals in the World of F/X and Digital Animation
8st March 2007 (Hong Kong) – Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (Cyberport) proudly presents the annual Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum (DELF) 2007 on 21 March Wednesday for the fourth consecutive year. With this year‘s theme of “The (He)Art of F/X: The Future of Digital Storytelling”, international top-notch award winners with significant global reputation in special effect, digital cinema and animation will come and share their valuable experiences in utilizing the spectacular technology in a number of Hollywood and international productions. more
HSL supplied a 12-way Kinesys automation system, 220 ChromaQ ColorBlock DB4s and 4 Robe DigitalSpot DT5000s to LD Rob Sinclair for the latest leg of Keane‘s “Under The Iron Sea” world tour, which featured a series of sold-out UK arena shows.
The lighting supply was a joint production between HSL and their Blackburn neighbours Lite Alternative. This combination worked really well on the recent Human League tour Sinclair did just before Christmas, so he decided to go with it again. more
“Wicked,” the hit musical about the witches of Oz, returned to Los Angeles February 21 for an open run with three grandMAs and one grandMA Light controlling lighting and video projections. A.C.T Lighting is the North American distributor of the grandMA.
“Wicked” previously played in LA during the summer of 2005; the new production, featuring some new staging, calls The Pantages Theater home. more
Digital hardware/software and media solutions specialists Projected Image Digital (PID) launches a raft of exciting new product ranges.
These will greatly enhance the options available to all those using digital lighting and media technologies for their shows and installations.
“Digital lighting and media technologies are really taking off and becoming more accessible to a greater cross-section of the entertainment and leisure sector” says PID‘s David March, “PID‘s mission is to offer the widest and most flexible choice of products to our clients for their projects, and to ensure that they are kept constantly informed with the changing options in a fast-moving world”. more
Design Studio Teams With Director Zack Snyder For Animated Sequences
LOS ANGELES, CA Inspired by the artwork from Frank Miller’s graphic novel, yU+co, the award winning design studio founded by creative director Garson Yu, breaks new ground with the title sequence design for the highly anticipated film, 300 (Warner Bros). Set to be released on March 9th, 300 tells the story of the famous bloody Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. when a small band of 300 Spartans died in a heroic last stand against a massive army of invading Persians. more
XL Video UK has supplied lighting designer Rob Sinclair and production manager Dermot Lynch with a Barco MiTrix screen, plasma screens and cameras for Keane‘s UK arena tour.
Sinclair is an innovative LD who believes in the full integration of video and lighting into his show, “It‘s important to make the two elements fit and work seamlessly together” he states.
Sinclair has always asked XL to look after his video requirements, and the company has been involved since the very first Keane tour in 2004. Looking after the tour is Des Fallon who “is a gentleman and an account handling legend” enthuses Sinclair. more
Projection specialists ETC UK Ltd. is increasing its stock of high power video projectors with the acquisition of Christie Roadie 25k projectors (‘Roadies‘).
ETC UK Ltd. has also taken delivery of Christie‘s new Roadster S+20K projection system, a mid-range projector, purpose-built for the event-staging community.
Andy Joyes, ETC UK’s Video Hire Manager was impressed with the performance of the new projectors; “The Christie 20K‘s are bright and offer razor-sharp images for both video and graphics applications. They have a high panel resolution meeting most content requirements, a very compact footprint and deliver an extremely high output. The Roadie 25K is also a stunning projector and has already been booked out on several of out forthcoming shows”. more
San Mateo, Calif. — March 13, 2007 — Luxology® LLC, an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software, today announced the immediate availability of modo 203. With enhancements to UV editing tools, faster rendering speed and a new DXF translator plug-in, modo 203 offers significant performance and workflow improvements to its worldwide base of modo customers, and provides one of the fastest paths to creating high-quality 3D content for game development, design visualization, film visual effects, video production and graphic arts. Registered modo 202 customers receive the modo 203 update free of charge, and a free 30-day full-featured evaluation version is available for immediate download from www.modo3d.com. more
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For A&E Network‘s original movie Kings of South Beach, based on the true story of the rise and fall of mob-connected Miami nightlife impresario Chris Paciello (called “Chris Troiano” here), FlickerLab, the New York-based development, design and animation studio, created graphics for a promotional package that included title cards, end pages, banners, bugs, and transitions. The promotion package is currently airing on A&E. Kings of South Beach will premier on A&E Monday, March 12, 9ET/8C. more