Archive for August 28th, 2008

ANTON/BAUER SOARS AT BEIJING OLYMPICS

antonbauer-beijing08-hytron-100-andnbc-with-jackie-johnson-heptathlon-athlete.JPGBEIJING, CHINA, AUGUST 28, 2008 – The recent broadcast of the 2008 Beijing Olympics went off without a hitch, thanks to an array of equipment from Anton/Bauer, the world’s premier provider of professional camera batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power equipment.

Anton/Bauer delivered an assortment of gear to a number of global networks including Beijing Olympic Broadcast (BOB), WNBC-TV Network, NBC Today, and NBC owned, operated and/or affiliated stations Belo Television, Hearst Argyle Television, Lin Broadcasting, Bonneville International Corporation and Gannett Company. The equipment was also used by ESPN, CNN, Australian-based SBS, Finland’s YLE and Sweden-based SVT, as well as several news stations, such as Malaysia TV, Televisa Mexico, SBP Italy, CBS News Beijing, TVE Spain, ESPN Brazil, NOS Netherlands, TYC Sports Argentina, ARD/ZDF Germany and EBU European Broadcasting Union. more

Studio 37 and Fletcher Chicago Build Sonnet Fusionâ„¢ R400Q SATA Storage System Into Mobile Cart for HD Acquisition

IRVINE, Calif. — Aug. 27, 2008 — Gary Adcock, a pioneer in advanced HD post-production workflows and founder of consulting firm Studio 37, has incorporated the Sonnet Fusion™ R400Q rackmount four-drive SATA storage system into a mobile solution that supports flexible, secure storage of all digital content within a tapeless production environment. Designed in cooperation with Fletcher Chicago, one of the largest HD equipment rental houses in the U.S., the Fletcher Digital Management System (DMS) provides users with a convenient and reliable means of storing and backing up content while on set for commercial production and feature film projects. more

IRIDAS and Cine-tal to Show Digital Production Tools at IBC

Demonstrating the Digital Cinema Workflow

Munich: August 28, 2008 … IRIDAS, a leader in playback, color correction, and pipeline automation technologies for digital filmmaking, is joining Cine-tal for IBC (booth 7.H20) on September 12 – 16 in Amsterdam. The two companies will demonstrate the integration of Cine-tal’s acclaimed Cinemage Intelligent Display and cineSpace color management with the IRIDAS SpeedGrade and FrameCycler applications. Together these technologies provide filmmakers with a comprehensive solution for color-accurate review and grading from production through post. more

MyToons.com Announces Partnership with Vuze

mytoonslogo.JPGAUGUST 27, 2008 – SAN ANTONIO – MyToons.com, the premier online animation community, today announced a global partnership to bring MyToons animated content to Vuze’s 30 million member worldwide audience. Joining global television networks and production studios, MyToons debuts its first channel – MyToons Cartoon Classics – set to entertain Vuze members with an array of funny vintage animations. Featuring classics like Popeye and Betty Boop, viewers can appreciate these time honored animations created before the computer age. more

Innovative New Spot from Stardust Artfully Showcases How Westchester Medical Center is Transforming Healthcare

Scene from Westchester Medical Center spot from Stardust Studios.NEW YORK and SANTA MONICA, CA.- (Aug. 28, 2008) – Bicoastal creative production company Stardust Studios (www.stardust.tv) recently produced a spot for Princeton, New Jersey-based ad agency Princeton Partners and their clients at the Westchester Medical Center, which is located in Valhalla, New York. The :30 spot directed by Stardust’s New York-based creative director Alan Bibby debuted regionally earlier this month, and is set to continue airing over the weeks ahead. Under the creative direction of agency creative director Daniel Veltri, senior art director Will Pang, copywriter Saul Katz and senior producer Maria Amato, Bibby and his colleagues set out to create a visually arresting spot combining live-action footage with animated content to artfully show the hospital and raise viewer awareness of their talents, technologies and commitments to transforming healthcare. more

Thought Equity Motion Announces Footage Licensing Based on Use

August 28, 2008 – Denver, CO Thought Equity Motion, the world leader in providing access to high quality film, video and music content, today announced a new pricing and licensing offering that gives emerging media, corporate and consumer customers access to high quality footage priced for their projects. The offering consists of tailored “stores� featuring select, fully cleared footage with pricing and licensing based on its intended use. For example, emerging media producers can create online video ads using top notch footage from the “Web Store� – with clips at $49 for web resolution. more

RingSide Creative Hires Editor Chris Randolph

ringsidelogo.jpgDetroit- RingSide Creative has brought on senior editor Chris Randolph. Randolph brings more than 20 years of post production experience to RingSide, all in the Detroit market, and is a multi-talented artist, skilled in off-line and online editing, visual effects, compositing and graphics. He arrives from a similar position with Pluto Post. more

With A Twist Studio Adds Compositing Supervisor Eric Bruneau

twist_color.jpgROCHESTER HILLS, MI-Eric Bruneau, a compositing specialist, has joined With A Twist Studio. Bruneau will serve as Compositing Supervisor and will focus on feature film projects, but will also be available for commercial and other broadcast work. Bruneau’s background includes senior visual effects positions with powerhouses Digital Domain and Sony Pictures Imageworks. He is currently working on a broadcast package for ESPN College Football. more

Jack Olesker Named President of KEN Creative Studio

ken-logo.JPGProducer/director/writer Jack Olesker, creator of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers television series, has been named President of KEN Creative Studio, the India/U.S. production arm of KEN Group, the Bangalore, India-based multinational conglomerate.
Olesker’s immediate task will be to develop a slate of original animated feature films and television series for distribution in the U.S. and internationally, and to be produced jointly in the U.S. and India. more

Encore Hollywood Evokes the Seventies for CBS’ “Swingtown”

encore.gifHOLLYWOOD, Calif.-Encore Hollywood is currently providing final post production services for Swingtown, the new CBS drama about life in suburban America during the 1970s. The facility is handling dailies processing, editorial finishing, visual effects, titling and final color correction for 13 episodes of the show, which is shot with the Viper FilmStream digital cinema camera. Delivery requirements include two masters for each episode in 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios to accommodate standard definition and high definition broadcasts by the network. more

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