San Antonio, Texas — June 4, 2007 – NewTek, Inc., innovator of award-winning 3D animation and video products, today announced the release of a behind-the-scenes video featuring the creation of visual effects sequences for the 20th Century Fox hit series “24“. “24“, long known for heart stopping action sequences, started the sixth season with a dramatic nuclear blast in Valencia, CA, a community north of Los Angeles. The action continued straight through to the season finale F-18 fighter jet missile launches at an offshore oil platform. LightWave visual effects artists from Zoic Studios and Eden FX share their insight into how they accomplished these stunning effects. The video may be viewed by following this link: www.LightWave3D.com/profiles/24 more
Archive for June 5th, 2007
Post Logic Studios, the leading bicoastal independent post-production and digital intermediate (DI) service facility, has brought Alan Lasky on board as the newest member of its Hollywood sales team.
“We are delighted to be bringing Alan on board,” said Larry Birstock, CEO, Post Logic Studios. “His deep understanding of the most advanced production, post production and visual effects processes and technologies will be an invaluable asset in supporting our growth strategy.” more
Nashville, TN, June 5, 2007 — 615 Music, one of America‘s preeminent Production Music companies and providers of original/custom, library and production music for television networks and programs, feature films, radio, commercials, on-air promos, interactive applications and multi-media clients, has announced the latest releases from its renowned Production Music Library division. 615 Music President and CEO Randy Wachtler made the announcement. more
For the third consecutive year, Scharff Weisberg provided lighting support for the suspenseful NFL Draft held once again at Radio City Music Hall. The high-profile event, telecast live on ESPN and the NFL Network, was packed with people eager to discover the professional fate of the nation‘s top college football players.
“It was a very intense week,” says lighting designer Michael Franks of Michael Franks Enterprises who has served as the lighting designer for the event for the past 10 years “I‘m always surprised at how large an event it is. Aside from the design challenge of lighting the room in a beautiful way was the added challenge of having three different clients — the NFL, ESPN and the newly-added NFL Network — in a timeline. We are charged with giving the show the high-caliber look of an awards show at a fraction of that type of budget. We have to make a little go a long way.” more
Imagineer Systems Expands Focus in US and Canadian Markets with New Offices in Los Angeles, New York
Imagineer Taps Industry Veterans on East and West Coast to Drive New Growth
in US Visual Effects Marketplace
GUILDFORD, UK (June 5, 2007) Imagineer Systems (www.imagineersystems.com), creators of next-generation VFX tools, announced today it is has expanded its commitment to driving new growth in US visual effects marketplace with the opening of two new offices in New York and Los Angeles. With this announcement, the Company has tapped seasoned industry veterans Ross Shain and Billy Woody to expand Imagineer Systems presence and continue raising awareness in these key markets. more
San Antonio — June 5, 2007 — MyToons.com, the new premier online animation community, today announced that members can now easily upload and share Flash animations, Flash games and personal photos to complement the wide variety of artwork and animation already available on the site. With an innovative new upload wizard, this update empowers artists to share more of their creations, giving them free exposure to fans and feedback while offering a wide variety of entertainment to the animation community. more
Creative studio Exopolis was recently tapped by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) to breath new life into the much-loved “Sunny Side of Life” promo that first aired on the network 13 years ago. Using modern-day animation techniques, Exopolis brought viewers into a moody Edward Hopper-esque cityscape. The :30 animated piece entitled “TCM Now Showing” introduces films on the classic movie channel. more
Mammoth HD Footage Library opens a new HD footage Gallery dedicated to Medical and Healthcare subjects, the initial set of 6 collections are detailed footage of a cardiopulmonary bypass (open heart surgery) procedure.
This series is the work of Art Levy, award winning director of photography and producer of several award winning broadcast, DVD and training programs on medical and health subjects including Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Women & Heart Disease, and the Heart Disease – Prevention, Detection and Treatment DVD series. more
NEW YORK — PostWorks, New York (www.pwny.com) and Orbit Digital today announced the continued expansion of their Theatrical Services group representing the combined resources of both companies – while also providing details on the group’s executive staff, which will include newly hired Managing Director Sandie Cam. The announcement was made by Orbit’s SVP of Sales for Feature Film and Creative Services Jonathan Hoffman and SVP of Sales Pete Conlin, as well as PostWorks’ EVP of Technology Joe Beirne, who will continue to head-up the group. more