Archive for October, 2007

“SARAH LANDON AND THE PARANORMAL HOUR,� SUPERNATURAL THRILLER SHOT WITH AG-HVX200 SOLID-STATE P2 HD CAMCORDER

sarahlandon_2150.jpg* HVX200 Outfitted with Red Rock’s M2 Cinema Lens Adapter *

SECAUCUS, NJ (October 30, 2007) – Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour, a big-screen ghost story shot with Panasonic’s AG-HVX200 P2 HD camcorder, opened nationwide in theaters October 19, just in time for Halloween fun and spookiness. Introducing young actress Rissa Walters as the curious Sarah, the feature is being distributed on 35mm and digital prints through Freestyle Releasing (Malibu, CA). Sarah Landon was directed by Lisa Comrie with a screenplay by herself and John Comrie; the executive producer is Freestyle’s Mark Borde. more

Directorial Duo Aggressive Shoots and Creates Effects for Juanes’ “Me Enamora�

juanes-1150.jpgNEW YORK, NEW YORK – October 30, 2007 – For Colombian mega-star Juanes, the music video directing duo Aggressive, a.k.a. Alex Topaller and Dan Shapiro, created the video for “Me Enamora,” the first single off his new album La Vida es un Ratico (Universal Music Latino). The single has skyrocketed to #1 in all Latin markets, holding its place for over 4 consecutive weeks, and tops the charts in 14+ countries worldwide. Juanes is also the featured artist for the month of October on MTV Tr3s. The music video was so successful, that at Universal’s request, Aggressive adapted elements from the video to integrate into Juanes’ live performance at the MTV Tr3S Los Premios Awards 2007, where he was the featured presenter. more

TV Magic Engineers and Installs A/V Facilities for City of Mission Viejo Community Center

SAN DIEGO — Oct. 31, 2007 — Broadcast systems integrator TV Magic is providing engineering and installation services for the new 13,000-square-foot expansion of the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center in Mission Viejo, Calif. The purpose of the facility expansion is to accommodate the community’s needs for meeting and event space. The new A/V facilities installed by TV Magic within the community center’s new wing will provide flexible multimedia display and presentation capabilities within the multipurpose and meeting rooms. more

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ENTITY FX COMPLETES VISUAL EFFECTS FOR INTO THE WILD

Santa Monica, CA (October 31, 2007) — Entity FX, an award-winning feature film, television and commercial visual effects company in Santa Monica, CA, and Vancouver, British Columbia, has handled visual effects for the motion picture Into the Wild (Paramount Vantage). Directed by Sean Penn and based on a true story recounted in Jon Krakauer’s bestselling novel, the movie seamlessly leverages digital visual effects to support its cinematic portrayal of a young man’s journey away from civilization in search of himself. more

Major Chicago Newspaper Uses Canon U.S.A.’s XH A1 HD Camcorder to Capture Multimedia News

Look carefully. The picture that appears on the front page of tomorrow’s Chicago Tribune may not be a “photograph� at all. It might be a frame-grab from a high-definition digital video camcorder. Either way, readers will not be able to tell the difference, and there is no reason they should need to. A great, high-quality picture has value because of its content, not because of the camera that captured it. As valuable as that image may be, however, imagine how much more impact it can have when it is not only seen in print but also displayed as part of a motion-video sequence on that newspaper’s Web site.
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Blastwave FX Introduces Micro-Waves, Downloadable MP3 Libraries

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Podcaster and Webtones first in new Sound Effects product line

Detroit, MI – October 31, 2007: Blastwave FX announces a new product line called Micro-Wavesdownloadable sound effects libraries specifically created for new media, web and user-generated multimedia content. The first two libraries being released under the Micro-Waves banner are Webtones and Podcaster. These are the perfect sound effects collections for anyone who is interested in taking their podcasts, websites, multi-media productions, or online videos to the next level. more

Fujinon Lenses Brave Space To Explore Lunar Landscape Aboard “Kaguya” Satellite

WAYNE, NJ, October 31, 2007 — When the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched its lunar orbit satellite, “Kaguya� from the country’s Tanegashima Space Center, three satellite optics lenses developed by Fujinon were aboard to provide high quality, high definition images transmitted back to the space center for evaluation. more

CANON U.S.A. EXPANDS ITS LCD PROJECTOR LINE WITH TWO NEW PROJECTORS

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 30, 2007 — Canon U.S.A., Inc. has expanded its line of LCD Projectors with two new XGA-resolution models, both of which offer a wealth of advanced features designed to benefit their respective markets. The new high-performance Canon LV-7585 Multimedia Projector, designed for the installation market, is a large-venue model engineered for use in lecture halls, college auditoriums, houses of worship, museums, indoor shopping centers, corporate office lobbies and similar environments. Featuring 6500 ANSI Lumens of brightness, a contrast ratio of 1600:1, auto-winding filter system, numerous installer-friendly innovations and a standard 1.3x Genuine Canon Optical zoom lens (or a choice of four different optional high-quality interchangeable lenses), the Canon LV-7585 Multimedia Projector is an exceptionally impressive performer.

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SPY POST COLORIST CHRIS MARTIN KEEPS THE SAN FRANCISCO – NASHVILLE CONNECTION THRIVING WITH REVOLUTION PICTURES

spnashville01150.jpgSuccessful Collaboration Has Yielded Nearly 20 Music Videos In 2007 For Major Artists Including LeAnn Rimes, Kelly Clarkson & Carrie Underwood

Leading postproduction company Spy Post might be based in San Francisco, but its creative reach spans far across the country and globe in the form of commercials, music videos, viral campaigns and independent features. Spy Post Senior Colorist Chris Martin’s extremely fruitful relationship with Directors David McClister and Roman White of Nashville-based Revolution Pictures, a music video and commercial production company, has already yielded nearly 20 music videos in 2007 alone. more

SonicPool Promotes Daniel Stuart & Kristina Allison

Hollywood, CA, Nov. 1, 2007 – SonicPool, one of Hollywood’s leading post facilities, specializing in audio and video finishing, edit suite rentals, and full post-production services, has promoted Daniel Stuart to the position of Audio Editor from his previous role as Production Assistant, and has also promoted Kristina Allison to Production Coordinator, from Production Assistant. The announcement was made by John Frost and Patrick Bird, co-founders, SonicPool. more

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