IRVINE, Calif. â€” April 29, 2008 â€” Maday Productions, a Chicago-based video production and design firm, has streamlined its HD post-production workflow with the Sonnet Fusionâ„¢ D800RAID eight-drive desktop SATA storage system. Providing speed, capacity, and security in storing HD content, the 8TB Fusion D800RAID enables Maday editors to focus on their creative work rather than the performance of underlying technology. more
Archive for April, 2008
New York – Eastman Kodak Company has been named an official Industry Sponsor of the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs here from April 23 â€“ May 4. As Technology Sponsor, Kodak is providing a variety of educational segments and product demonstrations, as well as 20,000 feet of camera negative film for the festivalâ€™s selected filmmaker winner. more
MELBOURNE â€“ OscarÂ®-nominated cinematographer Don Burgess, ASC will judge the Asia Pacific, Latin America and European entries of the 2008 KODAK Filmschool Competition. Now in its ninth year, the competition is designed to recognize the creativity and skills exhibited by student cinematographers in the collaborative process of visual storytelling. It is open to students and recent film school graduates from Asia Pacific, Latin America, United States and Canada, and more recently the European region. more
MELBOURNE â€“ William A. Fraker, ASC, BSC will head the judging of the 2008 Eastman Scholarships for film school students and the Kodak Faculty Grant awards.
Kodak Technical Training Specialist and cinematographer Randy Tack, and President of the Video Association of Dallas and Artistic Director of the Dallas Video Festival Bart Weiss, representing the University Film and Video Association (UFVA), will join Fraker as jury members. Judging will commence in July. more
CLERMONT-FERRAND, France â€” April 29, 2008 â€” Allegorithmic today announced that WhiteMoon Dreams, a new independent game studio, has chosen ProFX to complement its use of professional texturing solution MaPZone for development of its next-generation console titles. MaPZone was selected for its ability to rapidly author high-quality textures with maximum control, providing a cost-effective solution for game development pipelines. ProFX was selected for its ability to produce extremely small texture files. WhiteMoon Dreams will utilize ProFX and MaPZone to create assets for an upcoming XBox Live Arcade title. more
LOS ANGELES, CAâ€”Solid State Logic, the worldâ€™s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals, is pleased to announce the appointment of Katy Templeman-Holmes to the position of Broadcast Sales Manager. more
Large format projection specialists E/T/C London created spectacular 90 metre wide images and produced the soundtrack for a special large scale outdoor event to launch the new Sunderland Aquatic Centre, the North Eastâ€™s first Olympic sized swimming pool.
Working closely with show producers Magnetic Events, and soundscape producer Karen Monid, E/T/Câ€™s Ross Ashton interpreted an original storyboard by Magneticâ€™s Robin Morley to create a 15 minute collage of images based on aquatic themes, interwoven with water-related elements from the Cityâ€™s past and present, with â€œthe swimmerâ€? at its core. more
New York-based Click 3X and ClickFire Media recently signed the Reelize representation team to handle sales duties for the Midwest territory. Reps Marci Miles, Kristina Kovacevic, and Julie Ford aligned with the quickly growing Click companies based on shared standards and values, and they are already working collectively to change the creative landscape. Head of Sales Trevor King comments, “Marci, Kristina, and Julie will be great additions to the Click family, and we’re pleased to work with a company of their depth and experience. Each has a great history in the industry and they are able to truly understand and communicate our goals and involvement across the evolving world of new media.” more
New York-based editorial and VFX/motion design shop Version2 announces its partnership with CG animation and VFX shop, Special Branch, forming Special Branch@V2 (SB@V2). The partnership expands V2′s current presence, ability, and scope allowing them to deliver a wider range of services and talent depth to its clients. Special Branch is run by Partners/Artists Fran Roberts and Ed Manning. The SB@V2 deal provides an additional dimension to the growing resources available at the VFX/motion design division of V2. Elaborating on the new relationship, V2′s Head of Production Frank Devlin notes, “Having worked directly with Ed Manning, as a freelancer and then later when he started Special Branch, I was always impressed with the photoreal quality of his work. He achieves the highest production value on every project. Special Branch is a great compliment to the V2 companies and gives us the CG production support to compete in high end VFX projects.” more
Director Erick Ifergan has signed with VILLAINS for exclusive US spot represenation. He continues to produce international work through his LA-based company, Serial Dreamer; Ifergan is repped by Bandits in France and by Bikini Films in the UK. One of the most influential and recognized talents in the advertising industry, Ifergan recently helmed the PlayStation 3 “Heavenly Sword” campaign via TBWA/Chiat/Day LA. more