Archive for December 4th, 2008

PSYCHIC BUNNY FINDS CREATIVE PAYOUT WITH CINEBINGO

Interactive Bingo Offers Multiplayer Theatrical Experience, Turns Classic Game Into Groundbreaking Entertainment


psychic-bunny-cinebingo-1.jpgLos Angeles, CA – (December 4, 2008) — Hybrid media studio Psychic Bunny recently completed seven months of production on TimePlay’s CineBingo, which brings the future of bingo to today’s audiences in specially-equipped clubs and theaters throughout the UK. Psychic Bunny produced all animation and graphics as well as the music, sound effects and portions of game scripting for a totally unique experience aimed at revolutionizing the way people view and play bingo. more

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FOX Bot and the King Score with Small Screen Field of Play Rivalry

zoic-fox-bot-1.jpg The ultimate rivalry is currently unfolding on Fox’s NFL broadcasts. No, we aren’t talking about brash commentators, nor the drama of the Jets-Patriots match up. Rather it’s the action at the bottom of the screen, the face off between Fox Bot and BK’s The King that offers both hilarity and old-fashioned competition.

Created by agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Fox Sports, the animated billboards feature extensive animation and select motion graphics by Zoic Studios, which collaborated with production company Engine Room and House of Moves to deliver snappy mini narratives for sports enthusiasts. more

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NFL’S CINCINNATI BENGALS ACQUIRE VIDEO FOR COACHING ANALYSIS WITH PANASONIC P2 HD SOLID-STATE CAMCORDERS

bengalsrichardj1.JPGSECAUCUS, NJ (December 4, 2008) – This season, the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals have upgraded video acquisition for its coaching staff by assigning the critical task to four Panasonic P2 HD solid-state camcorders. Game-day video for analysis and league exchange is shot with two AJ-HPX2000 2/3� 3-CCD P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorders, and the team’s weekly practices are shot with two AG-HPX170 1/3� 3-CCD P2 HD handheld camcorders. more

PANASONIC ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF VARICAM 3700, PREMIER SOLID-STATE P2 HD CINEMATOGRAPHY CAMCORDER

AJ-HPX3700SECAUCUS, NJ (December 4, 2008) – Panasonic announced the immediate availability of the VariCam 3700 (AJ-HPX3700), its premier solid-state P2 HD VariCam camcorder that combines uncompromising cinematic quality, film-style operability and the exceptional reliability of solid-state, file-based recording.

Offering the ultimate in image quality, VariCam 3700 advances the art of high-end cinematography by teaming VariCam’s renowned filmic-look, variable frame rates, and subtle tone control with master-quality, 10-bit 4:2:2 AVC-Intra recording and a host of new functionality. more

San Francisco State University Adds Abaltat Muse to their Digital Video Intensive Program

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY ADDS ABALTAT MUSE TO THEIR DIGITAL VIDEO INTENSIVE PROGRAM
Worlds first video-driven sound track creation tools for Final Cut® users now part of the educational workflow for the university’s digital multimedia studies

Galway, Ireland – November 4, 2008 – Abaltat ™, a developer of innovative audio workflow solutions for postproduction and broadcast markets, announced today that San Francisco University (SFSU) has begun to teach the new Abaltat Muse audio soundtrack creation workflow in their Digital Video Intensive (DVI) program; a special educational offering designed to broaden the horizons of any student wishing to pursue a career in the digital arts. The emerging Abaltat technology is driving new trends for soundtrack workflows and top industry educators like SFSU, are ensuring their students are abreast of the new cutting edge approach to audio content creation by teaching Muse in their Digital Video Intensive (DVI) program; a 16-week, full-time training program providing hands-on experience with the latest digital filmmaking tools and techniques. more

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PANASONIC ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF 64GB SOLID-STATE P2 CARD

64GB P2 CardSECAUCUS, NJ (December 4, 2008) – Panasonic announced the immediate availability of its new 64GB P2 solid-state memory card (model AJ-P2C064), providing expanded recording capacity for its line of P2 and P2 HD camcorders and workflow products.

Ideal for long-form production, the high-capacity 64GB P2 card allows professionals to record for hours, offering double the record times of the 32GB P2 card and increased storage capacity for larger high-definition data files. The new P2 card also features an improved transfer rate of up to 800 Mb/s for faster transfer and offload of P2 content. more

ROCKSTAR MEDIA GROUP SHOOTS MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW ISLAND DEF JAM ROCKERS, THE URGENCY, WITH PANASONIC HD CAMERAS

theurgency3-directorbosworthproducerblitstein.jpgSECAUCUS, NJ (December 4, 2008) — Rockstar Media Group, a Los Angeles-based boutique media and content production company, recently shot a complex music video launching new Island Def Jam Music Group rock artists, The Urgency, with three Panasonic HD cameras. The AJ-HPX3000 native 1080p P2 HD camcorder, the AJ-HDC27H VariCam® HD Cinema camera and the AG-HVX200 P2 HD handheld were used to shoot the more than 3-minute piece, entitled “Fingertips.� more

Press Release – New Decimal Counter FxPack for Final Cut Studio

NOISE INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT PARTNER IDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION RELEASES DECIMAL COUNTER FXPACK FOR FINAL CUT STUDIO
New automated counter plug-in provides full text animation control including style, color and global character spacing

Boston MA – December 4, 2008 - Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, announced that development partner Idustrial Revolution has released the Decimal Counter FxPack plug-in for Apple® Final Cut Studio® and Apple Final Cut® Express applications. Developed to produce professionally automated count sequences quickly, the new Idustrial Revolution FxPack is powered by the free Noise Industries FxFactory engine (www.noiseindustries.com) and offers extensive controls for fine tuning text animation and positioning. more

Digital Jungle Completes DI on “War Wolves�

“War Wolves� Sci Fi Channel 09Digital Jungle Completes DI on “War Wolves�

Veteran Post Studio delivers massive punch on Sci-Fi title.

Hollywood (12/4/2008) – Digital Jungle, one of Hollywood’s premier post production/digital workflow studios, recently completed an HD 1080P 23.98 project for “War Wolvesâ€?, a Sci-Fi channel 09 film. Acting as the film’s post-production supervisor, Digital Jungle helped manage the offline, executed the online assembly, provided color correction, visual effects for hands to claws, in addition to the growing and morphing of fangs/ mouth, and all other various deliverables. more

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MyToons Launches Toons for Tots Holiday Charity Challenge

logo.JPGAnimation Website Invites Artists and Animators to Submit Holiday Cartoons to Support Children’s Charity

SAN ANTONIO – DECEMBER 4, 2008 – MyToons.com, the world’s first and only online animation community to deliver HD animation, today announced the launch of its latest artwork and animation challenge, Toons for Tots. In the celebratory spirit of the upcoming holidays, the Toons for Tots challenge calls for artists to submit their holiday-inspired creations for the chance to have a donation made in their name to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Both new and old works are welcome, and artists are invited to share every holiday inspiration, from Hanukkah cartoons to New Year’s e-cards. more

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