Archive for December 1st, 2008

Jerry Lewis and Rainmaker Join Forces on “The Nutty Professor”: Rainmaker Develops and Produces Animated Sequel to the 1963 Classic

The Nutty ProfessorRainmaker Entertainment, one of the most prolific producers of CG animated films, announced the DVD release of their latest production, “The Nutty Professor.” “The Nutty Professor” is the animated sequel to the beloved 1963 classic and one of the great family franchises in movie history. “The Nutty Professor” debuted on November 25 from Genius Products, Rainmaker Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. more

LaCie PCI Cards, Design by Sismo: Sharp Design and High Function

pcicard.jpg• Gain access to your USB, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, or eSATA peripherals
• Unique, exclusive design by Sismo
• Convenient: plug & play, hot plug/unplug support
• Easy to install and use on your PC or Mac
• Anti-static handle more

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LaCie Mints New USB Products with a Priceless Design

currenkey.jpg• Up to 8 GB of data that will fit in a coin pocket
• Hot-pluggable, driver-free and cross-platform
• Shock-proof, reliable and fast
• World-renowned 5.5 designers change the look of USB 2.0 flash storage more

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Avid Sets New HD Production Standards With Avid Unity ISIS 2.0

Tewksbury, Mass. – December 1, 2008 – Setting a new standard for real-time HD collaboration, client scalability and the highest-availability for media organizations operating in mission critical environments, Avid® today unveiled Avid Unity™ ISIS® 2.0. The innovative media network solution sets new benchmarks in system capacity, performance, and scalability, offering up to 384TB of storage and the ability to scale up to 330 real-time clients with full system monitoring. Now, customers will be able to reduce administrative costs associated with maintaining multiple storage systems and increase productivity by extending the collaborative capabilities of the Avid Unity ISIS system to all staff involved in the production process. more

ROKKAN Makes the Connection for Virgin America

The Brief:

Virgin America now offers travelers a new destination: its own lifestyle website created by bicoastal, full-service interactive agency ROKKAN. ROKKAN designed the entire site to give Virgin America enthusiasts a single online location to experience the brand, hear about Virgin America news and promotions, insider tips, stores, games and book tickets.

Hip, tech-savvy travelers with an affinity for the airline can already find plenty of Virgin America content on blogs and video sharing sites – including the Victoria’s Secret in-flight fashion show and the airline’s unique safety video. This new site consolidates this exciting content, with a user-generated central brand experience. more

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BLUE ROOM WELCOMES ASSOCIATE PRODUCER GRACE KIM

Grace Kim, Blue room Associate ProducerBlue Room NYC (www.blueroomnyc.com), the award-winning creative services agency, welcomes Associate Producer Grace Kim, it was announced today by CEO/Executive Producer Chris Gargani.

Kim comes to Blue Room from CNBC (Englewood Cliffs, NJ) where, as the network’s first Associate Producer for On-Air Promotions, she wore numerous hats producing and writing topical promos for The Suze Orman Show and Closing Bell and generic and topical promos for Flipping Out; editing re-airing promos; helping to manage the daily production schedule; assisting in the design of end pages and the open for Flipping Out; tagging promos for re-air; and recording voice over sessions with talent, among many other responsibilities. more

LEADING NEW JERSEY OPHTHALMOLOGIST CHOOSES CANON U.S.A.’S REALiS SX7 MULTIMEDIA LCOS PROJECTOR FOR RETINAL IMAGING AND PHYSICIAN TRAINING

CANON REALiS SX7Diagnostic medical imaging demands precise detail, particularly in the field of ophthalmology. For Dr. Bernard C. Szirth, Director of the Applied Vision Research Laboratory at the Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the New Jersey Medical School (part of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey), this meant choosing the REALiS SX7 Multimedia LCOS Projector from Canon U.S.A., Inc. more

jumP and Cossette Help National Jewish Health Transform Lives

The Brief:

Lin Polito of New York-based jumP cuts this comforting :30 for National Jewish Health via Cossette.

As Scans opens, silhouetted figures climb a mountain while carrying beautiful body scans. As the sun breaks through a team of clouds a light is shone on the previously dark scans, symbolizing the ability of National Jewish Health to make a difference. more

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IMAGINARY FORCES DIRECTOR OF EXPERIENCE DESIGN TALI KRAKOWSKY TO PARTICIPATE IN SYMPOSIUM ON DESIGN PROCESS INNOVATION

ifbreather-conferencetali-krakowsky.jpgOn Saturday, December 6th, Imaginary Forces Director of Experience Design Tali Krakowsky will be participating in a panel as part of the Symposium on Design Process Innovation, taking place at the Architecture + Design Museum of Los Angeles, CA.

Created by Gensler Architects, the one-day symposium will bring together experts from a variety of design disciplines to analyze trends, share ideas, and look at the future of design process. more

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New 3DBOXX® 4800 Significantly Boosts Performance for 2D Applications in Animation and 3D Modeling

AUSTIN, TEXAS, December 1, 2008—BOXX Technologies is giving 2D and 3D artists and animators an early Christmas present this year—savings in precious time and money. The new 3DBOXX 4800 Series, the fastest single processor workstation ever certified by BOXlabs, provides artists working with matte painting and textures or 3D modeling using Autodesk® Maya® and 3ds Max® with a significant boost in speed and performance. BOXXlabs results show the 4800 runs 3ds Max 2009 38 percent faster than its 4600 predecessor and an independent POV-Ray™ benchmark study shows a 49 percent increase in speed. more

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