Archive for June, 2009

Blackmagic Design Releases Linux SDK for DeckLink, Multibridge and Intensity

multibridgepro.jpg– Linux Software Development Kit for developers is available for download for now! —

San Jose, CA, USA – June 30, 2009 – Blackmagic Design Inc. today released support for software developers who want to use DeckLink, Intensity and Multibridge products on the Linux platform. more

Elias Arts Contributes Music to 2009 “Webby Award” Winning Campaign, “The Girl Effect”

bea_small.JPGSanta Monica, CA, July 1, 2009 — Elias Arts, a company devoted to music composition, strategy and production, has contributed music to a 2009 “Webby Awardâ€? winning campaign entitled “The Girl Effect.â€? The announcement was made today by Ann Haugen, Executive Producer/GM, Elias Arts. “The Girl Effectâ€? project can be seen at more

BlueRock Adds Editor Bruce Ashkinos

br-ashkinos-pic-lores.jpegVeteran Cutter Joins Creative Editorial House

NEW YORK, NY – Further bolstering their already impressive roster of creative talent, BlueRock (, has added award-winning editor Bruce Ashkinos. Ashkinos comes to BlueRock following five years at Chemistry, the editorial house he co-founded in 2004, formerly known as Slingshot. more

Mammoth HD expands LifeStyle Libraries

MHD_Lifestyle_609Mammoth HD Footage Library adds 30 new RF collections to the Lifestyle Gallery featuring Couples, Beauties, Beach Days, Pregnancy and more….. more

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Tucson Film & Music Festival Names Allison Anders and Danny Vinik to Creative Advisory Board

tfmf-allison-anders.jpgTucson, AZ– (June 30, 2009) – Tucson Film & Music Festival is thrilled to announce that it has added two significant voices of indie film to its Creative Advisory Board: Allison Anders and Danny Vinik.

“Allison has been a supporter of TFMF since it began,� explains Festival Director Michael Toubassi. “She is a wonderful filmmaker and cinephile and I love her commitment to the world of film and music. Dan Vinik is a long-standing member of the creative community in downtown Tucson. His many successes in the industry and his commitment to Tucson make him a valuable addition to the TFMF board.� more

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Rushes Soho Shorts Announces the Official Selection Including Five USA Filmmakers

sohoshorts.JPGLos Angeles, Calif.– Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, hosted by the Ascent Media Group – owned post house Rushes, London, has announced the Official Selections for its 11th Year. United States filmmakers will be represented by two films, two broadcast designs and a music video.
The festival, which serves as a bridge between the commercial production industry and the independent film community, has steadily gained recognition as a premiere platform for the short film genre and has increasingly taken on an international character. This year’s group of 140 Official Selections was drawn from more than 1000 entries representing some 112 countries. The festival will be held July 22-31 in London. more

StudioGPU Ships MachStudio Pro – Supercharges 3D Workflow and Speeds Rendering up to 900X

Depth of Field feature in MachStudio Pro.StudioGPU announced today the immediate availability of MachStudio Proâ„¢, a professional 3D workflow and rendering package created by artists for artists. MachStudio Pro offers a seamless way to create and interact with cinematic quality 3D objects and environments in a non-linear workspace by leveraging the horsepower of off-the-shelf professional graphics processing units (GPUs) to deliver real-time and near real-time workflow performance on a desktop workstation. more

POP Sound Upgrades Mixing Studios to Digidesign ICON

popsound.JPGSANTA MONICA, Calif. -POP Sound-seeking to capitalize on growing demand for multi-channel mixing for television spots-has completed major upgrades to two of its commercial mixing suites, with both now featuring latest generation Digidesign ICON mixing consoles and Pro Tools digital audio workstations. The two rooms have also undergone complete physical and aesthetic remodels resulting in more spacious, relaxed and pleasing mixing environments. With the new upgrades, all of the company’s mixing studios are standardized on the ProTools platform. more

Linear Acoustic Frees Freedom Communications of DTV Audio Problems

LANCASTER, PA — Standardizing DTV audio processing across its eight station Broadcast Television Division, Freedom Communications, Inc. has chosen a range of audio processing products from Linear Acoustic, the leading authority in loudness control and upmixing solutions for digital television, to ensure consistent 5.1-channel audio as well as significantly streamline plant workflows. more

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Award-Winning Director Marc Forster Teams With Cut + Run Editor James Nelson On New Swiss Air Film

cutrun-swissair9.jpg Flying – or modern day travel via air – evokes a variety of images but certainly rarely as beautiful or sublime as what unfolds in the new Swiss Air film directed by Marc Forster (“Quantum of Solace,� “Finding Neverland,� “Monster’s Ball�). To help orchestrate and unite the myriad of elements involved, Forster turned to Cut + Run Editor Jay Nelson who worked hand-in-hand with the director and the effects production company MK12 on the project. more

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