This month, award-winning visual effects company Zoic Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary. The milestone comes just as Zoic receives a 2007 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or Special for “Drive” and Outstanding Visual Effects for a Series for “Eureka.” Zoic was awarded the Emmy for Best Visual Effects in a TV Series in 2003 for “Firefly” and was previously nominated for its work on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Battlestar Galactica.” The company has also recently completed high-profile spots for BK/Simpsons, Toyota and Sprite. more
Archive for August 22nd, 2007
Production company Astropolitan Pictures, Inc. celebrates its ten-year anniversary this month by releasing its groundbreaking music video So To Speak for the first time in full high definition on website Vuze. Winner of a Visual Effects Society award for best visual effects in a music video in 2002, the clip was the first music video to be shot and finished in 24p high definition. The video is featured on Vuse here. more
Leicester, UK. -August 22, 2007. Cooke Optics Ltd., a premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, reports that top cinematographers are shooting a number of highly anticipated new and returning fall television shows using Cooke S4 Prime lenses. Fast, light, and equipped with innovative /i technology that captures real-time lens data, the S4 line represents a major advance in fixed focal length lenses for 35mm format professional cinematography. more
The TV One-task 1T-PCDVI-PCDVI is a high-bandwidth, professional video scaler that takes PC, HD Component and DVI signals and scales them to a DVI or PC output of 1080p/WUXGA.
ERLANGER, KY, August 22, 2007–TVOne-Task‘s new 1T-PCDVI-PCDVI Video Scaler is a high bandwidth, professional PC/Component/DVI to Digital DVI scaler that accepts PC generated RGB signals (up to W), HD Component signals (480i up to 1080p) and DVI signals (up to WUXGA) and scales them to a DVI or PC output of 1080p/WUXGA. The product is currently shipping with a suggested retail price of $595. more
Philadelphia, August 22, 2007– Leading production and post production facility Shooters Post & Transfer and LA-based Marc Summers Productions announced that Food Network has picked up their popular primetime series, Dinner: Impossible and doubled the number of shows to 26 for a second season. The show, created by Brian O`Reilly of Purple Sage Productions, airs on Wednesday nights at 10 PM ET/PT.
In July, 2007 USA Today highlighted Dinner: Impossible as one of the must see shows to watch this summer. “Producing Dinner: Impossible in its second season is even a greater challenge than the first,” said Marc Summers, executive producer and Food Network host of Unwrapped. “Now that people know Robert, their expectations are even higher, which means our cooking challenges, locations and production values have to be kicked up to meet those expectations.” more
XL Video supplied a portable truck-based 40 square metre LED screen to the World Scout Jamboree‘s Gilwell Park “The home of scouting” and Scout training in Chingford, Essex, as part of the World Scout Jamboree event, and the Scout Association‘s Centenary celebrations.
The screen was located in The Paddock area of the park, close to the site of the original Scout camp there – the Scout Association has owned the site since 1919 – and near to the famous Gilwell oak tree and White House. more
Projected Image Digital – digital media software and hardware solutions specialists – showcases several of the high profile brands it regularly specifies and uses. Special focus will be on the latest Catalyst V4 digital media servers, Flying Pig Systems control consoles including the new Road Hog and Hog iPC and Element Labs‘ dynamic ‘Versa‘ LED range.
PID showcases a dynamic mix of the latest and coolest digital content on the market. more