Archive for November 14th, 2008

Honda Odyssey Travels Through a Simulated “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” Yearbook in RPA’s Cross-Promotional Spot Created by Stardust

Odyssey-HSM3SANTA MONICA, CA. and NEW YORK-(Nov. 14, 2008)-Bicoastal creative production company Stardust Studios (www.stardust.tv) recently produced a high-definition (HD) 3D animated spot for the creative team from advertising agency RPA and their clients at Honda. The :30 spot directed by Stardust’s Santa Monica-based art director Jonathan Wu debuted across the U.S. last month, and can be seen online here.

“RPA’s creative team approached us with the idea of creating a yearbook-themed cross-promotional spot for the Honda Odyssey as part of Honda’s promotion of Walt Disney Pictures’ ‘High School Musical 3: Senior Year,’” Wu explained. “The main points were to make sure it was photo-real and authentic to a high school yearbook. The guys at RPA gave us great input, and we applied their ideas throughout the process, which really made the piece come together well. It was a great collaboration.” more

Audiofile Engineering Presents Wave Editor 1.4

Minneapolis, MN (November 14, 2008) – Audiofile Engineering, a leading audio software developer for the Mac, is now shipping Wave Editor 1.4, the latest update to their popular and unique audio editing application. In addition to new features and functionality, Wave Editor 1.4 also carries a new, lower price of $79. more

Chief® Introduces World’s Thinnest Universal Tilt Wall Mount

MTTUMinneapolis, MN. — (November 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 release of the WORLD’S THINNEST flat panel tilt wall mount. The Thinstallâ„¢ Series LTTUâ„¢ Universal Tilt Wall Mount collapses to 0.75â€? (19 mm) to maintain the extreme low profile of ultra-thin flat panel TVs while offering 12º of smooth, fingertip tilt and supporting up to 100 lbs (45.4 kg). more

LaserPacific Announces New Digital Mastering Focus and Team

LaserPacific Media Corporation has announced the formation of a new team and business unit to focus on digital motion picture mastering and “re-mastering.� With this expanded capability, LaserPacific CEO Brian Burr also announced the appointment of Ron Burdett as general manager of the mastering unit, and Lou Levinson as the supervising colorist – mastering, among others.

Burr asserted that the company has added some of the industry’s most capable and accomplished operations and creative talent to its team. “There is no doubt that Ron Burdett brings incredible perspective and experience to the task of creating motion picture masters with more than 25 years as a post production industry pioneer,� he says. “Ron literally helped invent the mastering business. more

CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES THE REALiS WUX10 – THE WORLD’S FIRST WUXGA LCOS PROJECTOR, AND THE REALIS SX80 – THE WORLD’S FIRST PICTBRIDGE COMPATIBLE PROJECTOR

CANON REALiS WUX10The REALiS WUX10 Projector Provides Image Display That Exceeds 1080 HDTV Resolution;
The REALiS SX80 Projector Is A Feature-Packed High-Resolution SXGA+ Projector With USB/PictBridge Connectivity for “PC-Free� Presentations

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 3, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, has again advanced the acclaimed REALiS Multimedia Projector line with the introduction of two new models that provide unprecedented performance and features along with cutting-edge technology. more

NBCU Applies Ross OverDrive Technology for Historic Live Coverage

Iroquois, ON, Canada – November 13, 2008 – NBC Universal Television’s recent live coverage of the historic U.S. Election and Philadelphia Phillies World Series Parade was delivered to viewers using Ross Video’s OverDrive Automated Production Control System (APC).

WMAQ Chicago/NBC 5 TV presented viewers with exciting U.S. election coverage and the Barack Obama victory celebration at Chicago’s Grant Park using the OverDrive APC system. Coverage included 14 remotes with multiple live shots and up-to-the minute results from across the country. The combination of an efficient workflow and superb planning were key elements in the highly successful election coverage by WMAQ and helped NBC lead in the 18 – 49 demographic nationally. more

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Christie Projectors Help Bowen Technovation Pay Homage To Blues Legend At The New B.B. King Musem

BBBowen Technovation selected Christie projectors to bring the life and story of blues legend, B.B. King to the B.B. King Museum and the Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, Mississippi.

The 20,000-square foot museum traces the artist from his roots in the Mississippi Delta to international fame as the King of Blues. It blends traditional artifacts from B.B. King’s 60-year career with graphics and interactive media to celebrate his unique legacy and the rich musical history of the Delta. more

E/T/C London Illuminates York

etc-london-illuminating-york-ill021906166.jpgLarge scale projection specialists E/T/C London produced a centrepiece show for the 10 day “Illuminating York” event, with E/T/C’s Ross Ashton commissioned by Visit York to design and create the spectacle.

The work, “Accendo�, involved two independent but complimentary video and film projection shows running concurrently. more

Robe DigitalSpot 3000 DTs Project on Blackpool Cenotaph

robe-blackpool-cenotaph-cen071911002.jpgThree Robe DigitalSpot 3000DTs are being used to project onto the Cenotaph War Memorial in Blackpool, UK, in a groundbreaking Remembrance show which has already proved so popular that it has been extended by 3 weeks.

The project was originally conceived by Carl Carrington, Built Heritage Manager at Blackpool City Council as a tribute all those who have died as a result of wars and armed conflict. more

EYE SCREAM FACTORY LAUNCHES DVD CLIPS

Royalty-free, Animated DVD Menu Backgrounds for $9.99 per Clip

Boston, MA – November 13, 2008 - Eye Scream Factory, the Boston-based creative team providing automation design templates and royalty-free content for media hobbyists and professionals, today announced the availability of Eye Scream Factory DVD Clips, royalty-free animated backgrounds designed specifically for DVD menus. Backgrounds include Fire, Rain, Snow, Fog, Bubbles, Caustics, Curtains, and a wide-variety of multi-purpose content for DVD projects. Each clip is provided as a 20-second QuickTime movie compatible with most any DVD authoring, video editing, or compositing software application. 24 animated backgrounds are available immediately in NTSC and PAL format for just $9.99 USD per clip. more

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