Archive for May, 2009

LEVELS AUDIO POST WRAPS THE HISTORY CHANNEL’S EXPEDITION AFRICA: STANLEY AND LIVINGSTONE

brian-riordan-low-rez.jpg(Hollywood, CA) May 31, 2009 – Levels Audio, the industry’s leading, independently owned post-production HD super-boutique, serving the biggest brands and properties in entertainment, has wrapped post-production on the History Channel’s newest series, Expedition Africa: Stanley and Livingstone. Levels handled all aspects of the post-production sound from all dialog editing, all voiceover recording and editing, complete sound effects building, foley recording and editing and final mixing of all dialog, music, effects and foley. more

DiGiCo On Broadway: Customized DiGiCo D5T Helps Usher “Billy Elliot� Musical To Top Tony & Drama Desk Accolades For Sound Design

digico_d5t.jpgThe Broadway stage adaptation of the feel-good movie Billy Elliot, about a coal miner’s son who dreams to dance, scored a record 15 Tony nominations including “Best Musicalâ€?, “Best Sound Designâ€?, tying with “The Producers” for the most Tony nominations ever. In addition, the show took home 10 prestigious 2009 Drama Desk Awards, that also included “Outstanding Sound Designâ€?. The show’s sound designer, Paul Arditti, is an award-winning veteran of theatrical productions since getting his start at London’s National Theatre in 1985. Together with long-time friend and periodic collaborator, Academy Award nominated director, Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot marks the duo’s first alliance on a musical production. more

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LEVELS AUDIO POST TO COMPOSE MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN FOR 2009 MTV MOVIE AWARDS

brian-riordan-low-rez.jpg(Hollywood, CA) May 29, 2009 – Levels Audio, the industry’s top choice in audio and sound design, has signed on for a 10th year in leading the sound mix for the MTV Movie Awards. For the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, Levels Audio is currently composing the music, creating the sound design and mixing the pre-produced packages for the show. Additionally, Levels’ will be directing/recording all of the voice over in the show using their very own in-house VO Artist, Rebecca Zagorin. more

Petra Korner to Receive Cinematography Honors At WIF Crystal + Lucy® Awards

Petra Korner will be honored when Women In Film celebrates the Crystal + Lucy® Awards here at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on June 12. She will receive the Kodak Vision Award for Cinematography, which is presented to a woman who has made significant contributions to advancing the art form. more

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Bud Light Lime Spots from Stardust and DDB Serve-Up Summer State of Mind

BudLightLime-SummerSANTA MONICA, CA. and NEW YORK – (May 29, 2009) – Bicoastal U.S. creative production company Stardust Studios (www.stardust.tv) is very proud to detail its close collaborations with the creative team from DDB Chicago for Bud Light Lime. For the project, one :30 and two :15 design-intensive broadcast spots entitled “The Summer State of Mind” were created by Stardust under the direction of creative director (CD) Brad Tucker, in association with DDB Chicago’s SVP and group CD Mark Gross, VP CD/art director Chris Roe, VP CD/copywriter Chuck Rachford, and VP executive producer Will St. Clair. Each of the spots debuted on May 10 during high-profile U.S. primetime broadcast coverage, like the 2009 NBA playoffs, and continue to air widely.

With the goal of presenting all the great aspects of Summer in a bottle, the spots feature a seamless, stylized blending of high-speed cinematography of Bud Light Lime pouring into a bottle with many other live-action elements — including shots of young adults dancing, playing volleyball and enjoying a picturesque sunset on a beach — all united by artful editing, compositing and CGI design. From the appearance of the pouring liquid at the beginning through the final presentation of Bud Light Lime bottles, design flourishes and the sunset beach party, Tucker’s unique fusion of talents in filmmaking, design and storytelling shine through. more

VECTOR 3 TO EXHIBIT AT BROADCAST ASIA 2009

The latest in broadcast and IT-based VECTORBOX technology to be demonstrated on stand 7G4-01

Barcelona, Spain – May 28, 2009 - Vector3™ announced today that they will exhibit the latest in VECTORBOX playout technology at the Broadcast Asia exhibition held in Singapore June 16 through June 19, 2009 on stand 7G4-01. “This year we bring to Broadcast Asia a new multi-tiered product line that gives customers much more freedom in choosing Vector3 technology. Customers can opt for the highly-popular integrated VECTORBOX 8000 HD series which delivers the full spectrum of ingest, control automation and playout capabilities or should they need something more specific such as ingest only, they can go with the VBox Recorder powered by the same outstanding VECTORBOX technology. Regardless of the need, we have the product that will support it backed by 25-years of engineering know how and success,� comments Roman Ceano, President, Vector 3. more

New Royalty Free Music Catalogs Launched by Industry Veterans

Prolific Arts Music offers simple licensing on a large catalog of music with a commitment to quality over quantity

Dallas, TX – May 19, 2009 – After a two year hiatus from the production music industry, Brian Beshears and Scott Meath, co-founders of Prolific Arts, Inc. have announced the release of three new catalogs of royalty free production music; Royalty Free Music Revolution, Radical Music Library, and Mojo Music Library. more

NewTek TriCasterâ„¢ to Live Stream USA Wrestling 2009 World Team Trials

NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that its NewTek TriCasterâ„¢ portable live production and virtual set system will be used by LiveSportsVideo.com to live stream the 2009 USA Wrestling World Team Trials from Council Bluffs, Iowa, May 30 and 31 on www.livesportsvideo.com. more

Gearhouse SA Supplies Africa Day 2009

gearhouse-sa-africa-day-09-afr231502566a.jpgGearhouse South Africa supplied stage and set design plus all technical production – staging, lighting, audio, video, power, etc – to the 2009 Africa Day Concert staged in Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, downtown Johannesburg. The show included a fantastic line-up including the Parlotones, Asa from Nigeria, Classix, Yuri de Cuhna from Angola, Awadi from Senegal, Gang Be from Benin, the Soweto Gospel Choir and many more, and was televised live on SABC. more

Trio Video Relies On Plura Broadcast On Location

PBM-070X Portable Monitor Helps Troubleshoot Video Signals in the Field

PHOENIX, ARIZ., May 28, 2009 – Plura Broadcast, a leading manufacturer of high-end professional LCD monitors for studio and field use, announced today that Trio Video, a mobile television production company based in Chicago, is using the PBM-070X seven-inch portable LCD monitor during remote productions. more

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