Archive for September, 2008

Stun Creative Retains EKA for Commercial Representation

aa-dmn-mm_small.JPGLos Angeles, CA, Sept. 29, 2008 – Stun Creative, a multi-award winning creative agency and original content production company based in Los Angeles, has retained Ellen Knable of EKA, Santa Monica, CA, for commercial representation.

For more than two decades, Ellen Knable of EKA has represented some of the top creative and production talent from within the advertising industry. Knable said, “I am very excited to represent Stun to the advertising community. Both Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth are unique creative talents and have also broken new ground in the digital content arena. I look forward to introducing them to the advertising community given their specialty of working with major celebrity talent including Jack Black, Kyra Sedgewick, Denise Richards, Kevin Pollak, Chris Elliott and George Lopez.� more

Avid Announces RED Support

TEWKSBURY, MA–(Marketwire – September 29, 2008) – Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that it has signed a R3D Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) License agreement as part of the company’s continued commitment to enhancing its RED camera workflows. more

Coemar Infinity Wash XL, ParLite LED Move MTV’s Mighty Mammoth Marquis

mtvAnd the winners are: Coemar’s heroic Infinity Wash XL and ParLite Led lights, which took the stage — and sets — aiming to please serious music fans who crave the very best in live-night entertainment. Emanating from the monumental Paramount Studios, the 2008 MTV Music Awards show, hosted by Russell Brand, called for old-time/new-time cinematic pop.

In-demand MTV veteran Tom Kenny was lighting designer of the entire ceremony, as well as original sequences filmed on Paramount’s back lot. He wished to further extend preset themes of classic movie theaters and film sets, and “designed with old movie lamps in mind. My plan of action,” he explains, “was to let 110 Infinity Wash XLs and 200 ParLite Leds do the brunt of the work. Lighting the ornate, complexly-configured stage and depth-y sets was a great challenge, but we worked our way through to an extremely successful outcome.” more

XL Video in Fast Lane with REM

xl-video-rem-rem242121066.jpgXL Video is supplying MiTrix and SoftLED video surfaces, cameras, control and crew for video director Blue Leach on the current REM “Accelerate� tour.

XL Video UK’s project manager Des Fallon says “It’s great to be working with production managed Bill Rahmy and his team, and, as always, Blue’s show is dynamic, different and imaginatively daring�. more

EditShare Drives Efficiency at Studio Hamburg

EditShare Drives Efficiency at Studio HamburgWith a 30% Time Savings; TV, Reality TV and Films are Produced with Greater Creative Flexibility

Studio Hamburg is a leading studio, production and service company catering to the German film and television industry. The company’s production arm creates some of the most widely-watched TV programs in Germany, including “Der Dicke�, “Grosstadtrevier�, “Tatort�, and “Sesamstrasse� as well as numerous feature films and documentaries. Headquartered on an 80,000 square meter site in the Tonndorf district of Hamburg, the Studio is renowned for its prestigious creative portfolio and technical expertise. more

EditShare Rolls Out XStream Series

EDITSHARE ROLLS OUT XSTREAM SERIES
EditShare Complete Collaboration product line releases 5th generation high-performance shared storage and collaborative workflow solution; supporting DI and Broadcast workflows

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – September 14, 2008 EditShare™ the technology leader in cross platform collaborative editing and shared media storage, announced at the IBC 2008 conference the release of EditShare XStream. Part of the new Complete Collaboration product line announced at NAB 2008; XStream is EditShare’s 5th generation high-performance shared storage solution for DI and Broadcast workflows. Leveraging the fastest storage technology on the market, each EditShare XStream 16 drive chassis processes over 1 GB per second. Users can combine multiple XStream chassis yielding performance to match the needs of any large-scale production workgroup or high-bandwidth content creation facility. more

MEDIA ALERT:THE HOLLYWOOD POST ALLIANCE (HPA) ANNOUNCES THREE AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR OUTSIDE EDITORIAL IN NEW YORK

New York, NY – (September 26, 2008) — The Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) announced its award nominations this week for 2008. Three of the prestigious award nominations were given to Outside Editorial in New York: more

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PANASONIC AWARDS EIGHT DIGITAL FILMMAKER GRANTS TO IFP’S EMERGING FILMMAKERS

PANASONIC’S JAN CRITTENDEN LIVINGSTON AWARDS EIGHT DIGITAL FILMMAKER GRANTS AT IFPNEW YORK, NY (September 26, 2008) – Continuing its support of emerging filmmakers, Panasonic Broadcast and Abel Cine Tech along with the Independent Feature Project (IFP) awarded eight Panasonic Digital Filmmaker Grants at the annual IFP Market Awards Luncheon in Manhattan on September 18, 2008.

The Digital Filmmaker Grants are presented as part of the IFP Market’s Emerging Narrative Screenwriting Program to promote the spirit of independent filmmaking and assist up-and-coming filmmakers in their endeavors. more

AERIALEXPOSURES.COM TAKES HD PRODUCTION TO NEW HEIGHTS, TEAMING TAPE-BASED PANASONIC AJ-HDX900 CAMCORDER WITH SOLID STATE P2 GEAR PORTABLE RECORDER FOR HIGHLY EFFICIENT WORKFLOW

AERIALEXPOSURES.COM TEAMS HDX900 AND P2 GEAR FOR AERIAL WORKSECAUCUS, NJ (September 26, 2008) – Arnie Itzkowitz, owner of New Jersey-based AerialExposures.com and a longtime user of Panasonic production equipment, has recently paired his tape-based AJ-HDX900 multi-format DVCPRO HD camcorder with the solid-state AG-HPG10 P2 Gear portable P2 recorder to shoot sweeping video footage for such clients as Bravo, MTV, the Discovery and Travel Channels and WPIX-TV. more

DiGiCo Launches SD8 – The Only Compromise Is The Price

sd8-faders-02.jpgLDI 2008 • Las Vegas NV • Booth #2750 (October 20-26)—Hot on the heels of the SD7, launched this time last year and already making its presence felt, comes the launch of the next in the SD Series, the SD8 and it is already set to take to the road.

The SD8 has a fixed architecture and employs a smaller Super FPGA than the SD7, yet it benefits from all the major features and versatility of the acclaimed DiGiCo D Series, plus the advances already made in the SD7. This gives a superlative performance to price ratio, allowing DiGiCo to offer an entry-level console, with remote pre amps, at a price point that has never been possible before. more

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