Los Angeles, CA – (July 27, 2007) — Coinciding with the Simpsons Movie launch, Burger King shows its animated side with a new spot via agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky in which an alien invasion transforms everyday citizens into Simpsons characters with the blast of a laser. From Homer to Krusty, these magical transformations were created in a team effort with the agency, live action director Paul Hunter, the Simpsons animation team from Film Roman and the visual effects talents at Zoic Studios. more
Archive for July 27th, 2007
New York, NY – (July 27, 2007) – Smoke Artist Chris Hengeveld has joined the award-winning team at Northern Lights. Hengeveld comes to the company with extensive experience in broadcast promos and commercials for clients such as Sony BMG, VH1 and CBS Sports.
“We’ve admired Chris for years and are thrilled to be working with him,” says Mark Littman, Northern Lights Partner. more
Los Angeles–IRIDAS, who introduced the first non-destructive color grading technology in the film industry, and S.Two, a leading developer of acquisition and workflow solutions for digital cinematography, have announced that the two companies are integrating their .Look file and digital film recorder technologies to create a seamless storage and data management system for digital production work. Filmmakers will now be able to store editable creative looks together with their data, streamlining production as well as providing a comprehensive metadata framework for efficient postproduction workflows. more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Arena Football League Expands ArenaBowl Live Coverage Using NewTek TriCaster
Eight shows from five venues, TriCaster™ gives AFL fans around the world access to events and activities surrounding ArenaBowl XXI
San Antonio, Texas — July 27, 2007 – NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced the Arena Football League selected NewTek’s TriCaster to assist in the production of eight live webcasts of ArenaBowl XXI New Orleans Weekend events. TriCaster’s portable, live production broadcast capabilities help make it possible for fans the world over to experience these events in New Orleans via arenafootball.com: including: Media Day, AFL Radio’s coverage of ArenaBowl XXI, the ADT ArenaBall Awards Gala, and pre- and post-game coverage starting July 27th through game day on July 29th. A complete schedule of streamed events is attached. more
XL Video supplied projection systems for all four sides of London‘s Royal Festival Hall‘s ‘Overture‘ Weekend event preceding its grand re-opening on the Monday, following a £91 million refit and two years of darkness.
The project was managed for XL by their theatre and arts specialist Malcolm Mellows, and continues a long and fruitful ongoing working relationship between XL and the Southbank Centre. more
XL Video UK supplied video playback and production to London‘s prestigious Tower Music Festival for promoters AEG.
It was the first year that XL has been invited to participate in the event which was production managed by Debbie Bray, and returned to the historic Tower of London for its third year. The stage was located in what was once the Tower‘s moat, taking advantage of its natural amphitheatre-like shape. more
Eight Awards In Total for Creative Shop Leads To Major NBC/Universal Project
NEW YORK, NY – Further validation of nailgun*‘s (www.nailgun.tv) status as one of the broadcast design industry’s leading creative shops was on full display as the four-year-old company took home 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze statues at the 2007 North American BDA/Promax awards. Their promo campaign for the Sundance Channel documentary series One Punk Under God was honored with a Gold for Art Direction and Design: Topical Campaign; while their own corporate logo won a Gold in the Total Package Design: Logo category. more
i-Pix‘ new BB LED Wash Lights were again in action on the summer festival circuit helping to create some great effects, making some fabulous atmospheres and surviving all extremities of meteorology!
The latest festival to feature the BB – a totally new style LED blinder unit from i-Pix – was last weekend‘s The Glade.
Now in it‘s fourth year and set in the beautiful Berkshire countryside near Aldermaston, the boutique ‘electronic music‘ mix of Glade offers a laid back funky vibe with “a strong aversion to all things corporate/mainstream and a great love of everything alternative, underground and interesting”. more
Vista Systems‘ Spyders play a key role in three ultra high-resolution Cyviz Clusterwalls at a major international oil and gas company in Houston, Texas where they are used to view images deep beneath the earth‘s surface, such as sonar graphics depicting oil and gas deposits.
Seismic interpretation is critical to oil companies in determining exact drilling and exploration locations and identifying any potential challenges or obstacles. Efficient interpretation systems, like the one designed by The Whitlock Group, a systems integration firm, can help companies plan drilling projects more efficiently, decrease production time and dramatically increase ROI. more