Archive for December 10th, 2008

Autodesk Exhibits at Asia’s Largest Computer Graphics Event Ever—SIGGRAPH Asia 2008

Autodesk, Inc. will be exhibiting at SIGGRAPH Asia conference and exhibition, held in Singapore, Dec. 10 – 13, 2008. The inaugural conference is expected to be the region’s largest computer graphics event.

Autodesk will offer English, Korean and Chinese product demonstrations and client presentations at its booth (#H01).The company will also be hosting a variety of education-focused events, as well as launching the Autodesk Professional Excellence (APEX) program for instructors. Live-streaming of booth presentations, daily blog entries and more is available through “Virtual SIGGRAPH Asia�, hosted on Autodesk’s community website – the AREA. more

Nerve Films Puts Finishing Touch on Gap’s “Merry Mix It” Holiday Commercials Amongst Others

Nerve Film’s Ash Beck Lends Fine Artistic Eye To High Performance “Armada� Spot For Auto Trader.com

Acclaimed Los Angeles & Mexico City VFX Boutique Delivers for Toyota, Nestle, Unilever

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif., Dec. 9, 2008 ― “We’re progressively becoming the go-to destination for the more artistic jobs,� says Visualist Ash Beck, whose Nerve Films recently served as the finishing house for Gap’s “Merry Mix It� holiday spots, currently seen in theaters as well as on the Web. “Especially with celebrity cast, beauty work is one of our major specialties. One of the reasons I started Nerve was to better integrate my formal training as a fine artist and photographer into commercial and film projects.� I’ve been fortunate to have several overlapping talents that are hard to find in one person, including that ever-popular severe masochistic nature toward deadlines that seems to be very popular these days. more

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Cinesite’s Sue Rowe Wins Prestigious Women In Film And Television Award

LONDON – Visual Effects Supervisor Sue Rowe won the 2008 Panalux Craft Award at the annual Women in Film and Television (WFTV) Awards, held December 5, here at the Hilton Hotel. The award is given to women who show excellence in the crafts involved in the production of film, television and digital media, and was presented to Rowe by Sir Patrick Stewart. more

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FREE MEMBERSHIP AT HD CAMERA GUIDE LETS VIEWERS CONNECT WITH MANUFACTURERS

Popular website for high-quality HD camera, lens, and accessories lets production professionals rate cameras and more.

NEW YORK, N.Y., December 10, 2008 – HD Camera Guide is quickly becoming the one-stop source for interactive and video-rich information on leading HD cameras, lenses and accessories from companies that include Sony, Ikegami, Panasonic, Hitachi, JVC, Grass Valley, Red, Canon, Autoscript and many more. more

NVIDIA Boosts Bollywood Visual Effects Creation

Renowned for a rich culture dating back thousands of years, India is building a new cultural legacy—the movie business. Popularly known as Bollywood, the Indian film industry annually releases 1,000 films, approximately 10 times what Hollywood produces each year.

Despite this prolific output, the film business in this movie-obsessed society of more than a billion people is just getting geared up. For years, moviegoers have flocked to Bollywood’s traditional song-and-dance fare, which was once described by NPR reporter Holly Kernan as “three to four hours long, chock full of songs, and never sticking to just one genre.� more

New High Tech Battery Blocks offer stunning power

Triton Battery BlockAlan Gordon Enterprises, Inc, recently introduced the newest addition to their product line, the new family of Battery Blocks designed for film CINE and HD video cameras: The Triton Cine HD Battery Block 15 AHR which uses Nickel metal hydride cells, The TritonBelt Battery Belt and The Cadblock Battery which uses NICAD cells. The battery packs are manufactured by Alan Gordon Enterprises at their location in Hollywood, California. The batteries incorporate unique, smart technology in their design; including built-in microprocessors, which manage battery efficiency, providing charge termination, voltage cut off and an easy to read fuel gauge. When it’s a long days night on set you want a battery with staying power! more

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How do Gaffers position their lights?

Blue Ring Gaffer’s GlassOne of Alan Gordon Enterprise’s essential new products this year, the Blue Ring Gaffer’s Glass TM has received increasing praise from lighting professionals. It is designed to allow you to locate the center of a key light or hot spot to accurately determine where to position the light to achieve optimum coverage, providing an idea of drop off and voids. more

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New Engraved Alan Gordon Scene Slates

Engraved Combo Scene SlateAlan Gordon Enterprises, Inc, recently introduced a range of new products to accompany their wide variety of proprietary and patented motion picture equipment.

Engraved Scene Slates have been added to Alan Gordon’s series of scene slates. The Combo slate measures 11″ x 9.25″ x 1/8″ and is manufactured by Alan Gordon and made of heavy duty acrylic. Engraved letters and dividing lines provide a superior alternative to silk-screened lettering ensuring durability. The clap sticks are machined from Alder wood specially selected for its distinctive pitched clap. The slates come with a write-on/wipe off marker. more

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Trailer Park Launches “Digital Design Group,” Names Evan Geerlings, VP, Business Development

evan-dmn-mm_small.JPGHollywood, CA, Dec. 10, 2008 – Trailer Park, the industry’s leading entertainment marketing agency, continues to expand its offerings in next generation marketing solutions by merging two former units (the Digital Marketing Group and the Blu Ray Design and Programming Group) thus forming a new “Digital Design� Group, to meet multi-channel client needs. Concurrently, the company has also added a new Vice President of Business Development to this group, which has also announced its latest Blu Ray and Web projects. Rick Eiserman, CEO, Trailer Park, made the announcements. more

CIS Vancouver Works Magic on “Twilight”

Vancouver, BC, December 10, 2008 – “Twilight,â€? Summit Entertainment’s action packed, modern-day love story between a teenage girl and a vampire, released November 21, 2008 and earned $69.6 million in its opening weekend. “Twilightâ€? is based on Stephenie Meyer’s #1 New York Times Best-Selling series with over 25 million books in print. CIS Vancouver took on the visual effects work in bringing this wildly popular series to the screen. Richard Kidd was the visual effects supervisor for the film and Geoffrey Hancock served as CIS’s visual effects supervisor. more

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