Technicolor, the Services division of Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE: TMS), today announced that digital colorist Tim Stipan has completed digital color-grading chores for director Steven Soderberghâ€™s twin Che Guevara theatrical features â€“ The Argentine, and Guerilla. The films will premiere at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival on May 21st. Five different Technicolor facilities worked on Mr. Soderberghâ€™s films – highlighted by the deployment of a new workflow featuring Technicolor color-science to â€œtranslateâ€? the filmsâ€™ original photography on the Red ONE digital camera to both digital cinema and traditional celluloid release printing. more
Archive for May 19th, 2008
Sparta, N.J., (April 3, 2008) â€“ RTcom USA Inc., provider of digital connectivity solutions for professional and consumer audio-visual and personal computer systems, today announced the OLC FX – a compact, fiber optic extension system for the long-distance transmission of digital video interface (DVI) signals. Featuring one transmitter and one receiver, the OLC FX is high-definition content protection (HDCP) compliant and supports Display Data Channel (DDC) communication. The OLC FX makes it possible to extend digital DVI signals up to 1,640 feet from a video source to a DVI compatible display. more
VFX Editorial Team Uses XENA 2Ke for Seamless Integration with Adobe After Effects and Top Quality HD Ingest
AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced today that The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is using AJAâ€™s XENA 2Ke video card as a key component of its VFX editing pipeline. AJA XENA 2Ke is the companyâ€™s top-of-the-line card for Windows Vista and XP, delivering uncompressed SD, HD and Dual Link HD video, enabling customers to work with 2K frames in a flexible and future-safe architecture. more
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SANTA MONICA, Calif. â€“ Ascent Media Group (AMG) has appointed John Phipps as Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Sales. Phipps will build a focused sales team to develop opportunities for the companyâ€™s Viia suite of file-based services and to coordinate worldwide engagement with major media client organizations. more
DETROITâ€”With A Twist Studio cemented its reputation for an uncanny ability to recreate real-life phenomena in CGI through its work on a new spot for Quikrete. The visual effects studio teamed with animation house Digital Kitchen and Atlanta agency Fitzgerald + Co on a spot that follows the companyâ€™s new mascot, Johnny Quikrete, as he strolls through a town sowingâ€”not apple seedsâ€”but rather sidewalks, bridges, flower pots and other things made from concrete. more
VENICE, CAâ€” Ashley Bartell has joined audio post house Ravenswork as Director of Operations. The move marks a return for Bartell, who began her career with the company as a scheduler. Most recently, she served as the West Coast sales representative for The Lodge, a NY/Venice based music production company. In her new role, Bartell will oversee day-to-day operations, including scheduling, client relations and administration. She will also head the studioâ€™s marketing effort. more
LOS ANGELESâ€”Returning to the place where he began his career, director Scotty Bergstein has signed with STORY for exclusive, national representation in commercials. Bergstein signed his first directing contract a decade ago with STORY affiliate The Joneses and has been directing for the past year through FM Rocks, where his most recent project was a campaign for Ameriquest and DDB, Los Angeles. He has already completed his first project for STORY, a pair of spots for Texas-based restaurant chain Dave & Busterâ€™s via Dallas agency Slinghot. more
Looking to add another dimension to your next AdobeÂ® PhotoshopÂ® project? DAZ 3Dâ„¢, a leading developer of professional-quality 3D software and models, today announced the immediate availability of the DAZ Studioâ„¢ 3D Bridge plug-in for Photoshop. The 3D Bridge plug-in for Photoshop allows DAZ Studio users to automatically apply 3D imagery and artwork to any Photoshop project. To help artists master the seamless transfer application, DAZ 3D is offering a free 30-day evaluation license of the 3D Bridge plug-in for Photoshop prior to purchase. more
London. – Lumeni Productions Inc., one of Hollywoodâ€™s top full-service producers of feature film trailers, main titles and other movie marketing media, has invested in a Baselight HD from FilmLight. The company plans to use the system for colour grading theatrical media in its in-house DI theatre. more