Archive for July, 2007

Iconix HD-RH1 Video Camera Used in ‘The Kill Point’

Point-of-View Camera Enables The Kill Point Production Team to Acquire High Definition Footage from the End of a Sound Boom

Iconix Video, a leading developer of advanced high-definition camera systems and maker of the world‘s smallest professional quality HD video camera, announced today the use of the Iconix HD-RH1 camera on the upcoming Lionsgate Television mini-series, The Kill Point, premiering on Spike TV July 22. more

Ear Goo Inc. Sounds Out Sesame Street For PBS Kids’ “Ready To Learn”

Clever New Campaign Features Classic Sesame Street Characters In Famous Movies Scenes

NEW YORK, NY – A clever new campaign for PBS Kids’ Sesame Street and Behind the Lions, featuring original music and sound design from Ear Goo, Inc. (, depicts beloved Sesame Street characters like Grover, Ernie, and Cookie Monster in scenes from classic Hollywood films like Casablanca and Mission Impossible. The spots, which were produced by Digital Kitchen, Chicago, hilariously communicate how PBS Kids’ programming gets kids “ready for school and ready for life.” more


Demonstrations from Reel FX, The Mill, Rhythm & Hues and Method to Engage Convention Attendees August 7-9

Auckland, NZ (July 31, 2007) — Massive Software, developer of the Artificial Intelligence-driven animation system Massive, will be hosting an exciting group of guest presenters at SIGGRAPH 2007. Massive will be exhibiting at SIGGRAPH 2007 in booth #1428, August 7-9, at the San Diego Convention Center and will feature demonstrations from Reel FX, The Mill, Method, Rhythm & Hues and more. more

Simicomm Releases Beta of 15 Minute VoIP System

Madison, WI – July 31, 2007 – Born to remove the complexity of VoIP solutions, Simicomm™ today announced EasySpeak PBX, a software-based phone management system. This complete plug-and-play VoIP PBX provides a low-cost alternative to small to medium businesses. The EasySpeak software can be completely installed, including fully automated phone configuration, in only 15 minutes! more

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VICON to Launch Film Festival at SIGGRAPH 2007

ViconFilmFestLogoVICON Celebrates Motion Capture and Animation with Film Festival Launch at SIGGRAPH Conference

Los Angeles, CA (July 31, 2007)–VICON, developer of Academy Award®-winning motion capture systems, announced today the launch of the first ever VICON Film Festival: A Celebration of All Things Motion Capture and Animation, to be launched at SIGGRAPH 2007. VICON rolls out the red carpet for the festival at Booth #902, August 7-9, at the San Diego Convention Center. more

Design Guru, Thom Filicia Turns to modo for 3D Interior Design Visualization

Luxology® LLC, an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software, today announced that modo™ was used to create photorealistic interior shots for “Decorating from the Floor Up,” an exciting new collaborative design seminar spearheaded by Thom Filicia Inc. (TFI) and Karastan. TFI worked closely with the Luxology staff and several independent artists who used modo‘s robust modeling, painting and rendering toolset to design a series of photorealistic computer-generated images that illustrate how to achieve a variety of stylishly designed interiors. Known for his insightful decorating expertise on the hit TV series Dress My Nest and the Emmy® award-winning Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Thom Filicia is an acclaimed interior designer to the stars and is widely recognized as one of the leading tastemakers in the design world. more

Bruce Lehnus Joins A.C.T Lighting

BruceBruce Lehnus has joined A.C.T Lighting in a newly created role encompassing sales and development. Based in Florida, Lehnus will handle sales for the Southeast and, as a member of the company‘s technical services department, offer software training and programming support. He will also help enhance A.C.T Lighting‘s technical marketing services. more

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Imagineer Systems Announces mocha

Imagineer Systems Launches mocha; Combines Advanced Planar Tracking with Rotoscoping in Powerful New Tool for VFX Artists

mocha Eliminates Point Tracking, Leverages Intelligent Planar Tracking for Unprecedented Accuracy, Ease and Design Speed

GUILDFORD, UK (July 31, 2007) Imagineer Systems (, creators of next-generation VFX tools, today announced the immediate availability of mocha. mocha, the company‘s new standalone tracking station, leverages Imagineer‘s advanced 2.5D planar tracking technology to simplify and significantly accelerate the tracking and rotoscoping workflow for VFX artists. more

MDots Produces “Surreal Life” Launch Promo for TV Guide Network

Hollywood, CA, July 30, 2007 – MDots has been retained by TV Guide Network to design and produce a new promo launching “The Surreal Life.” Seasons one through four of “The Surreal Life” recently began airing on TV Guide Network five nights a week. The announcement was made by Emmy Award winner Allan Wells, president/founder, and Marc Dahlstrom, Managing Director, Mdots. (NOTE: To view this work, please go to:, Click on “Projects” at bottom of left column, and then click “Featured Project” at bottom of right column.) more


“We do rent a lot of movies. And when we’re watching a rented movie you do want as close to a theater experience as possible. You want to feel that you’re really in the movie at the time.” – Beth O’Rourke, Consumer

Movie lovers thrive on the emotional high that comes from sitting in the theater, immersed in the sights and sounds of a great action film. There’s a certain excitement that comes from being with a crowd of strangers all experiencing the rollercoaster of the plot line as the filmmaker intended. This is the experience Pioneer strives to recreate – not at a theater, but at home.

Pioneer products deliver the emotional ups and downs of the film as the director, actors and cinematographers imagined. The only thing left for the homeowner, is popping the popcorn. more

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