Ross Video announced today SBT TV, a division of Grupo Silvio Santos, which is comprised of 104 stations in Brazil has invested in two Ross Synergy 100 digital production switchers. more
Archive for September 20th, 2007
Ascent Media Group has appointed Paul Stambaugh as Managing Director of Cinetech and Vice President of Global Restoration Services. He will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Valencia, Calif. film laboratory and will have oversight of the company‘s global restoration services. He will report to Richard Andrews, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer for Content Management Services. more
Alpha Dogs recently wrapped up post production work on a 1-hour DVD recapping the 2007 U.S. Open golf championships. Written and produced by Tony Richards of Nouveau Richards Productions for Ten Mayflower Productions and the United States Golf Association, the disc recaps the drama, the beauty and the great challenge of the golf championships, won by Angel Cabrera in an upset, 1-shot victory over Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods. more
FilmCore‘s Tiffany Burchard has edited a new campaign for CarMax that shows what it might have been like if the used car retailer had been around in earlier epochs to handle sales of transportation vehicles. Conceived by Charlotte, North Carolina agency BooneOakley and directed by Mike Maguire of The Directors Bureau, the two spot-package is one of two new comedy campaigns for Carmax that will air simultaneously. Burchard also cut the other package in which a Carmax spokesman comes to the rescue of people trying to buy and sell used cars. more
Sept 12th, 2007, Chicago, IL – MediaRecall today announced a revolutionary breakthrough in the cost of digitizing, clip selecting and logging video, solving a major problem for content owners with video archives trapped on tape.
“The cost savings to large archives may be as high as 80 to 90% over traditional digitizing and logging methods,” says Robin Rutledge, CEO of MediaRecall Holdings, a major provider of video archiving digital services to TV stations, archives and other large video content holders. more
SECAUCUS, NJ (September 20, 2007) – Today, Panasonic Broadcast in conjunction with leading professional film and video reseller Abel Cine Tech announced its Filmmakers Grant Program called “P2 for a Cause.” The program, intended to foster activism in the professional film and video community, will support the Cooley‘s Anemia Foundation‘s (CAF) effort to raise awareness of Cooley‘s Anemia, also known as thalassemia.
Thalassemia is a fatal genetic blood disorder that disproportionately affects people of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Northern African, Chinese, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Caribbean descent. more
Electrosonic Systems Inc. (Electrosonic) was the AV designer and integrator for the new sanctuary at Northland, A Church Distributed in Longwood, Florida as it moved from a converted skating rink seating about 1,200 parishioners to a purpose-built sanctuary seating 3,000 and boasting classrooms for adults and children, a day-care center, cafe, bookstore and offices. Concept consulting design was performed by Platt Design Group in Sierra Madre, CA. A nondenominational distributed church, Northland streams its services online and coordinates with services held at other locations in Florida and across the globe. more
Creative Design/Production House Teams With Agency Wieden+ Kennedy For “Us vs. Them” Campaign
NEW YORK, NY – In “Advance,” one of four new 30-second spots for ESPNU created for ad agency Wieden+Kennedy, New York by Loyalkaspar (www.loyalkaspar.com), a sand-colored screen gives way to an emerging white line and the east coast of the United States completely rendered in 3D. A voiceover backed by a cheering crowd describes the chalk-like marking as a “battleline, redrawn every Saturday in the Fall.” The camera pans left to reveal the rest of the country with multiple colors delineating territories occupied by the countries universities. more
Award-Winning Designer Known For National Ad Work To Lead Creative Team
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Splice Here, the creative-driven, full-service post house specializing in advertising, broadcast, film and multimedia projects, has added veteran designer Jeff Stevens as their Creative Director. Prior to joining Splice Here, Stevens spent six years at the design/post house Charlex, New York, as senior art director/designer.
“A designer of Jeff’s caliber is a rare find and we are looking for him to put his own creative stamp on the Splice Here design team and take our creative to a whole new level,” Clayton Condit, the company’s founder and editor, said. “One look at his reel and you see what a diverse aesthetic he brings with him.” more
Leading visual effects developer The Foundry today announced the debut release of its visual effects plug-ins and image-processing tools for Autodesk‘s Combustion (Windows only) desktop software. For the first time, The Foundry has made its entire Tinderbox collection of industry-leading plug-ins available to Combustion artists, bringing over 70 new effects within easy reach of users and enabling them to significantly enhance their VFX capabilities. more