Archive for October, 2008

Workstation News from HP and MTV

This week, HP, MTV and mtvU announced Team Latin America has won the “Engine Room� Global Digital Challenge, chronicled in the reality series, which ran over 7 weeks on MTV’s college network, mtvU, on MTV channels around the world, and online in nine languages at www.MTVEngineRoom.com. more

TV Magic Partners With Sony, AJA Video, and Apple to Present Workshop on File-Based HD Workflow

SAN DIEGO — Oct. 30, 2008 — Broadcast systems integrator TV Magic is partnering with Sony, AJA Video, and Apple to present a workshop on file-based HD workflow. During this free event, Nov. 6 at TV Magic’s San Diego facility, the four companies will showcase industry-leading technologies, including the Sony XDCAM HD series cameras, AJA KONA capture card, and Apple’s Final Cut Pro® nonlinear editing system, that support flexible, efficient workflows in the HD realm. Special pricing offers for these leading-edge, HD-capable technologies will be available to those attending the workshop. more

Chief® Launches a Flat Panel Wall Mount Module for MOUNTBUILDERâ„¢ – The Industry’s First Online Mount Configurator

mbv2-shot1.jpgMinneapolis, MN. — (October 2008) – www.chiefmfg.com – Chief Manufacturing, the industry leader in projector, monitor and flat panel TV mounting solutions, as well as progressive online tools, is excited to announce the launch of the next phase of MOUNTBUILDER. In addition to building configurations for projector and flat panel ceiling mounted applications, users can now build configurations for flat panel wall applications. Several enhancements to MOUNTBUILDER’s user interface are also included with the launch. more

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Blink Digital Grows Creative Team, Expands Burbank Operations

blink2.gifBurbank, Calif.–Blink Digital (www.blinkdigital.com), a provider of creative and production services for DVDs, Blu-ray discs and other forms of digital content, has expanded its senior creative team, bringing on Art Director Marta Ribeiro, Director of Blu-ray, Java and New Format Development Austen Teofan and Director of Project Management Liz Lodgen. more

AmberFin Partners with OctopusMT to Create Enhanced Quality Content for the Internet

logo-from-press-releases.jpgLONDON-AmberFin and Octopus Media Technology (OctopusMT) today announce a new strategic partnership designed to maximize the value of online video and rich media content. AmberFin’s iCR software will be integrated into OctopusMT’s leading edge modular content management and delivery platform, increasing the amount of high-quality media content that is available via the Internet and IP-based delivery platforms. more

MANTRA SERVES UP A COLD ONE WITH MILLER LITE SPOT FOR ESPN’S SPORTSCENTER

Design/VFX House Gives New Look to Previously Shot Ad

NEW YORK, NY, October 30, 2008 ─ Mantra, Creative Group’s design and visual effects boutique, recently accomplished a technical and creative triumph for ESPN’s SportsCenter. The company completely retooled a Miller Lite spot that had been shot prior to a branding and packing redesign by the beverage maker, conforming it to the new look. more

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HD Expo Delivers Powerful Message to Capacity Audience of Key Content Creators

hde-logo.jpgHigh Octane Information, Community Connection and Creativity Are Critical Factors to Success for Creative and Tech Communities

October 30, 2008 (Burbank, CA) HD EXPO ended on a high note today after the two day conference and exhibition attracted a capacity crowd to its trade show floor, panels and educational offerings. During the event, Oscar winners, technology visionaries, and technical experts presented real-world knowledge through intimate conversations, 3D screenings, cutting edge panels and intensives to standing-room only audiences. more

Stun & Buster Play “Dirty Politics” with Creation of Humorous Animated Segments for Discovery Nov. 4 Special

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Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 31, 2008 – Eleven “Dirty Presidents� animated segments, created by the award winning agency Stun Creative and its motion graphics division Buster Design, will air during a special election night marathon of Discovery Channel’s DIRTY JOBS with Mike Rowe. The segments will air between 8-11 PM ET/PT, including a special 9PM episode in which Mike pays tribute to our dirtiest of past presidents. Stun Creative Co-Presidents Brad Roth and Mark Feldstein made the announcement. more

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EDITOR AKIKO IWAKAWA CONTRIBUTES TO “PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE FOR OBAMA� CAMPAIGN

obama-logo.jpgNew York, NY — (October 29, 2008) — Editor Akiko Iwakawa was one of several volunteers from the advertising and production communities, who lent their time and talent to “People in the Middle for Obama,” a grassroots campaign, which launched this week and was directed by Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris. The 30 – 60 second interviews are designed to be spread over the Internet to undecided voters who may benefit from hearing the factors that helped people like themselves make up their minds. more

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SUPERFAD BUILDS ANIMATED TOY BOOK FOR TOYS R US HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN

superfad-toysrus.jpgLos Angeles, CA – (October 29, 2008) — To unveil Toys “Râ€? Us’ biggest Toy Book ever, Toys “Râ€? Us and PRPC Partners turned to Superfad/Los Angeles which produced and designed an eleven spot campaign that brings the Toy Book to life. more

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