Archive for September, 2008

Digital Anarchy Announces Compatibility with Adobe Photoshop CS4â„¢

New Release of Adobe Photoshop is Fully Supported By All Digital Anarchy Products

San Francisco — September 24th, 2008 — Digital Anarchy, known for its high quality creative software in the Photoshop market, has today announced their full compatibility with Adobe Photoshop CS4. Digital Anarchy has released third party tools for Adobe Photoshop since 2003. These tools cover a range of uses from helping professional and hobbyist photographers to create a fully digital portrait studio to allowing graphic designers to create sophisticated visual effects. more

615 Music Continues International Appeal by Repping Two New European Libraries in U.S.

a-dmn-mm-mix_small.JPGNashville, TN, and Los Angeles, CA, September 25, 2008 — 615 Music, one of America’s preeminent Production Music companies, providers of production music and original themes, for television networks and programs, feature films, radio, commercials, on-air promos, interactive applications and multi-media clients, continues its international musical appeal with the U.S. representation of two important European music libraries. 615 Music President and CEO Randy Wachtler made the announcement. more

CUT + RUN FOUNDER STEVE GANDOLFI, ONE OF THE INDUSTRY’S TOP EDITORS, MOVES TO THE US

cut-runstevegheadshot.jpgLos Angeles, CA – (September 23, 2008) — Cut + Run founder/editor Steve Gandolfi is now officially based in the United States, providing the award-winning editor an opportunity to be more immersed in the US advertising community. Steve will continue to work on projects around the world in keeping with Cut + Run’s philosophy of borderless talent.

“We are delighted to now have Steve based in LA,� says Cut + Run US Managing Director Michelle Burke. “We have an increasing demand for his talent and determined this would provide clients easier access for projects.� more

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TWIST SIGNS COMEDY/STORYTELLING DIRECTOR MATT PITTROFF

twistmattpittroff2.jpgNew York & Minneapolis – (September 23, 2008) – Twist has signed Director Matt Pittroff to the production company’s diverse talent roster. A comedy/storytelling director, Pittroff was short-listed at this year’s Cannes Lions Awards for his work with the Baltimore Aquarium. The announcement was made this morning by Twist Executive Producer Amyliz Pera. more

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Newly Redesigned VideoSpin.com Site Features Free Video Editing Software

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., September 16, 2008— Pinnacle Systems, Inc., a part of Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID), announced today the completion of the redesign of its www.videospin.com website hosting a free downloadable version of VideoSpin™ by Pinnacle and multiple new resources for video editing beginners. Featuring a new look, user video spotlights, tutorials, tips and fun features, the newly redesigned website will be a key resource for information for people who have never edited a video before and those who just want a fast, easy way to share their photos and videos. Special promotions for other Avid products will be communicated through a monthly newsletter and within the VideoSpin application to VideoSpin users. more

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CONSUMMATE OUTDOORS FILMMAKER GREG HEISTER SHOOTS FOX SPORTS NET’S ‘SEASONS ON THE FLY’ WITH PANASONIC P2 HD CAMCORDERS

Fox Sports Net Northwest’s ‘Seasons on the Fly’ Shot with P2 HD AG-HPX500 CamcorderSECAUCUS, NJ (September 24, 2008) – Fly-fishing enthusiasts will recognize Montana’s Smith and Missouri Rivers, and Alaska’s Stikine River, Bradfield Canal and Katmai National Park as premier destinations for their sport. Veteran outdoors filmmaker (and fly-fishing guide) Greg Heister has recently captured the beauty and drama of fishing these waters with Panasonic’s AG-HPX500 P2 HD camcorder as he shoots the second season of Seasons on the Fly, an all-season, documentary-style show that airs on Fox Sports Net (FSN) Northwest. more

SUSPECT and LaChapelle “Inspire” For Christina Aguilera’s Signature Fragrance

The Brief:

For the second year in a row, NY-based Conceptual Design, Animation and VFX studio SUSPECT via Select NY brings us sexy CG for Christina Aguilera’s signature fragrance, Inspire.

In this :30 spot directed by famed fashion photographer David LaChapelle with creative direction and Flame work from SUSPECT’s Tim Crean, the true essence of Christina is captured through a theatrical, dreamlike expose. From the dark corners of an early Hollywood, Gothamesque-style set appears the flawless blonde beauty dressed in a glamorous pink gown. A mystical CG bubble quickly captures her attention, inspiring her to gently reach out and poke at it. As the bubble bursts, it multiplies into several smaller incarnations. The once coy, charming music crescendos to an upbeat bravado. Christina reaches her palm to the sky to meet one of the rogue bubbles which then morphs into her new signature fragrance bottle. more

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ASC Bestows Lifetime Award to Jack Green

Jack Green, ASC, will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award. He will be feted by his peers during the 23rd Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration here on February 15, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. more

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Broadway Video Welcomes Editor/VFX Artist Mark Repasky

broadwayvideo-logo.gifNEW YORK CITY-Multi-talented editor, compositor and visual effects artist Mark Repasky has joined the creative staff at Broadway Video. Repasky, who arrives from the Creative Group, New York City, brings sterling credits in short-form media including work for Showtime, Time-Warner, VH-1, CBS and Matrix. more

Blue Sky’s Big Blue Monitoring System Now THX® PM3 Approved

Blue Sky Big Blue SystemBlue Sky is pleased to announce that its Big Blue Monitoring System, which is comprised of the Sat 12 and Sub 15 Universal, is now approved for use in THX® pm3 (professional multi-channel mixing and monitoring) Certified Studios, which are among the premiere mixing and mastering facilities in the world.

THX pm3 certification provides architects, studio designers, filmmakers and other artists a foundation to build state-of-the-art studios that adhere to the industry’s highest standards for acoustics, noise levels, and equipment performance. By focusing on room design and the quality of the studio production equipment, THX provides filmmakers and recording artists the confidence that the sounds and pictures they see and hear in the studio will accurately translate to the audience. more

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