Archive for December, 2007

Magic Bullet Looks Wins 2007 Digital Content Producer Vanguard Award

San Francisco, CA, December 5, 2007 – Red Giant Software Magic Bullet Looks was recently awarded a 2007 Vanguard Award by Digital Content Producer. Vanguard Awards go to the most groundbreaking new products for video production professionals that are released in the calendar year. more

Total Training’s Award Winning Online Subscriptions Grow in Leaps and Bounds

R. Scott Doan Hired as New Vice President of Global Sales

Carlsbad, CA, December 5, 2007 – Total Training™, Inc., an award-winning pioneer in engaging and innovative video-based training, today announced that the company is seeing a 40% jump in Total Training Online subscribers. Total Training Online is an on-demand library of educational and entertaining video tutorials for learning Photoshop, Flash, Flex, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Expression Studio, and more. Create magazine just awarded Total Training with two Gold Awards in the Production/Post Production category for Total Training for Dreamweaver CS3: Essentials and Total Training for InDesign CS3: Essentials. These awards represent the highest category of distinction from Create magazine. more

Look Solutions’ Viper NT Adds Fog Effects To Artist Lisa Kirk’s Revolution! Installation

KirkArtist, activist and curator Lisa Kirk features fog effects created with Look Solutions’ Viper NT fog generator in her latest project, REVOLUTION!, a multimedia installation at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, an affiliate of the Museum of Modern Art located in Long Island City, NY. Consistently challenging white box aesthetics and institutional elitism with democratic verve, Kirk’s work has evolved as a series of scripted events and their ephemeral fall-out. Her projects have served to dramatize a shift in focus to the significance of social rituals.

REVOLUTION! began as a fragrance developed in collaboration with Symrise perfumers, based on interviews with journalists, activists, and political radicals who responded to the question, “What is the smell of revolution?� Using the resulting fragrance, which blends the odor of smoke, gasoline, tear gas, burnt rubber and decaying flesh, Kirk addresses the issue of contemporary luxury branding with interactive perfume displays, ad campaigns, a mock front-page story in The Baltimore Sun and the organization of the Revolutionary Knitting Circle. more

Imagineer Systems Ushers in Holiday Season for Students, Freelancers and Independent VFX Artists

Special Promotional Offers Designed to ‘Pay Forward’ to Next Generation of VFX Artists Following Banner Year for Imagineer Systems

GUILDFORD, UK (December 4, 2007) Imagineer Systems (www.imagineersystems.com), creators of next-generation VFX tools, today announced it has launched a special Holiday promotion targeted at students, freelancers and independent VFX artists. Beginning today, and ending December 17, 2007, Imagineer Systems is offering significant incentives for fledgling VFX artists and independents to embrace the Company’s increasingly ubiquitous design solutions and begin building industry-critical skills, such as tracking, rotoscoping and removal. Select Imagineer Systems products included in this promotion include motor, mocha, mocha-AE and more. more

Escape Studios’ “PODS� Program Establishes New Workflow Model Through Sohonet’s Global Network and Moving Picture Company

Sohonet Connects Professional CGI Training Facility, Escape Studios

Sohonet, the first and largest high bandwidth connector for the global entertainment industry, has connected Escape Studios as the newest member of its international network. Escape Studios is a leading CGI training and consultation facility for professionals and students based in London and one of the most innovative CGI boutiques in the world, offering clients everything from bespoke training, recruitment and outsourcing, to software and hardware solutions. Escape will utilize the Sohonet system for its groundbreaking new Escape PODS graduate program. more

PANASONIC ANNOUNCES DELIVERIES OF 32GB P2 MEMORY CARD

p2card_32gb_front.jpgSECAUCUS, NJ (December 3, 2007) – Panasonic has announced the availability of the 32GB P2
solid-state memory card (model AJ-P2C032RG) for its popular P2 HD and P2 product line. Available at a suggested list price of $1,650, the reusable 32GB P2 card provides recording time greater than media for most tape-based and disc-based systems. more

PES of Anonymous Content Presents… The Fireplace

The first in a series of Party DVDs from stop-motion master PES, The Fireplace is the first and only animated project of its kind to hit the market. No ordinary fireplace, PES’ version is made in true PES fashion…with pretzel logs and candy corn. With just these two simple items, PES has created the impression of a working fireplace that flickers, crackles and glows just like the real thing, but without the messy ashes to shovel.

PES got the idea for his fireplace from the original televised Yule Log, a concept which dates back to 1966 and has become something of a tradition in America. The original televised fireplace featured a loop of a real fireplace and has aired on Christmas day for 45 years. more

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rhinofx Creates Destruction for Dell’s XPS One

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Rhinofx recently utilized their latest digital technologies to create the VFX that make Dell’s new XPS One PC stand out among the ruin in their :60 spot done in conjunction with Mother and Smuggler. Explosions and wrecking balls obliterate more than twenty computers, demolishing an immaculate, stark white computer showroom in ultra slow motion. Only the sleek XPS One remains, escaping annihilation high above the rubble and debris to showcase Dell’s new beautiful design campaign. more

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Absolute ‘Directs’ 3D Seed Man for BBH

flora-seed-man_200.jpgHot on the heels of winning its second consecutive British Television Advertising Craft award for best postproduction, Absolute Post has created an entirely CG-based spot for BBH London, mimicking stop-frame animation in a 3D environment. The project was a direct collaboration between BBH and Absolute, with no involvement from a production company.   more

Harris Corporation Names Industry Veteran Joe Meleski District Sales Manager, Mid-Atlantic Region For Its Radio Broadcast Business

CINCINNATI, December 4, 2007 – Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has named Joe Meleski district sales manager for the Mid-Atlantic region for its Broadcast Communications radio business. The region includes Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. more

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