Archive for March 3rd, 2008

Tim Kolb Joins Digieffects as Chief Product Officer

Emmy award winning director/editor will steer product vision

Wilmington, NC – March 3, 2008 – Tim Kolb, an Emmy, Chicago Film Festival Hugo, and Telly Award-winning director and a 20 year veteran of video and television post production has joined Digieffects as the Chief Product Officer. In this capacity, Tim, will lead the company’s product marketing and management efforts. more

BOUTIQUE CREATIVE SOLUTIONS COMPANY THE FIELD LAUNCHES IN NEW YORK

the-field-mporte_photo.jpgNew York, NY – (March 3, 2008) — Entrepreneur and Executive Producer Michael Porte, known for such successful previous endeavors with audioEngine, Crush Digital, and Mad River Post, has opened creative service company The Field. The Field is a creative editorial shop designed to accommodate the changing postproduction environment that has developed in the age of Internet films and HD television. more

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MOTION504 BRINGS ILLUSTRATIONS TO LIFE IN STYLIZED SPOT FOR WILDBLUE

motion504wild-blueframe1.jpgMinneapolis, MN – (March 3, 2008) – Design and animation studio motion504 recently completed a stylized animated spot for ad agency Paulsen Marketing Communications and WildBlue, a satellite-speed Internet provider.

Inspired by the client’s current illustrated print campaign, “Why Wait� is a journey into a colorful 2D world, highlighting WildBlue’s Internet reach to virtually every corner of the US. The charming spot concludes with the tagline, “High-speed Internet. Out of the blue.� more

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Sanaa Hamri Finds a Home in Crossroads

Bicoastal International Crossroads recently added director Sanaa Hamri to their Commercial and Music Video divisions. Formerly of Anonymous Content, Hamri is currently in post production on her second feature film, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, starring Amber Tamblyn and America Ferrera of Ugly Betty fame. Sanaa has directed multiple episodes of ABC’s Desperate Housewives, as well as Mariah Carey’s live concert documentary, The Adventures of Mimi, now available on DVD. Her recent commercial credits include spots for Coors Light, and AT&T as well as music video clips for Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Prince, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Sting, Lenny Kravitz and India.Arie. “Sanaa is the kind of artist you gravitate towards. Her ability to direct any type of project, coupled with a passion and conviction about the world make her an empathetic storyteller with the ability to delve deep in to the psyche of any subject,” commented Crossroads Partner/EP Cami Taylor. more

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Version2 Inks Editor Jane Keller

Continuing to grow its talent roster, New York-based editorial and VFX/motion design company Version2 proudly announces the addition of Editor Jane Keller. Jane was most recently at the Now Corporation and Company X, both based in New York. Jane has worked on a wide variety of projects for brands including: Nextel, NASCAR, Kodak, Royal Caribbean and Pilsner Urquell to name a few. Jane was named by ‘boards Magazine as “one of the best new editorial talents in advertising for her unique blend of creative and technical talent.” more

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Anonymous Content Shows Us Sacrifice for Fifth Third Bank

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Anonymous Content’s Robert Logevall gives us a little tug on the heart strings with his recent work on behalf of Fifth Third Bank and its agency OLSON. The ethos of the Fifth Third Bank campaign – “The Things We Do For Dreams” – is rooted in the hard work, extra effort and discipline it takes to achieve life-long dreams. It’s this kind of dedication that defines the work of Fifth Third Bank employees and the customers they are working alongside to help them build a better tomorrow. more

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CANON’S XH G1 AND XL H1 HD CAMCORDERS PROVIDE COMPACT PRODUCTION SOLUTION WITH HD-SDI, GENLOCK, AND TIME CODE CONVENIENCE FOR THALER FILMS

canon-xl-h1-thaler-35.jpgDavid and Christopher Thaler have been in the television production business for more than 20 years. Working for a wide array of broadcast, cable and corporate clients, the brothers have captured motion images on everything from 35mm film to DV tape. In recent years their Emmy Award-winning New York-based company, Thaler Films, has provided production services for many top-rated cable series, including John Edward Cross Country, on WE tv, featuring the world-famous psychic medium, author and lecturer. When the show’s producer asked if they could capture high-def close-ups of John Edward interacting with audience members, but do it inconspicuously with a telephoto lens from the back of a 5,000-seat studio, David Thaler sought an alternative to the cameras they had been using to shoot this live-to-tape series. more

Massive Exhibits at CeBIT, Global Conference in Hanover, Germany

Company Showcases Massive Software Applications in Markets Outside of Entertainment, Including Engineering and Robotics

Massive software announced today that it will be exhibiting at CeBIT as part of the New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) stand along with other exemplary New Zealand-based technology innovators. more

Iconix HD-RH1 Camera System Used on NBC Universal’s ‘Knight Rider’

TV Movie Uses POV Camera To Capture High Definition Driving Footage

Iconix Video, a leading developer of advanced high-definition camera systems and maker of the world’s smallest professional quality HD video camera, announced today the use of the Iconix HD-RH1 camera system on the TV movie “Knight Rider,� which aired on NBC on Sunday, February 17. more

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VFX Duties on Vantage Point Shared by CIS Vancouver and CIS London

Vantage PointSharing Workflow Techniques Allows Two Facilities to Create Multiple Perspectives for Box Office Hit

Vancouver, B.C. – March 3, 2008 – CIS Vancouver and CIS London (both formerly Rainmaker Visual Effects) have completed 397 shots for the new Columbia Pictures’ action thriller Vantage Point, which opened No. 1 at the box office its opening weekend. The film revolves around eight strangers with eight different points of view who try to unlock the one truth behind an assassination attempt on the President of the United States. more

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