Archive for August 10th, 2009

Kodak Names Annual EASTMAN Scholars

Kodak announced and honored the 2009 winners of the company’s annual EASTMAN Scholarship program at a reception on August 5 at the University Film and Video Association Conference (UFVA) in New Orleans.

The program recognized five talented students from U.S. film schools. The recipients are:

Gold Award for Excellence in the Craft of Filmmaking: Mattias Troelstrup from the American Film Institute for the film “Nikki.” The award comes with a $5,000 motion picture film product grant from Kodak and $1,000 cash from UFVA. more

25th Annual TEC Awards Announces Nominees for Creative Achievement in Sound Production

Coldplay, James Taylor projects score 3 nominations each; 3 NYC Studios nominated for Studio Design; Video game sound marks 3rd year at TEC

Winners to be announced at AES Convention in New York, October 10

August 12, 2009 – Walnut Creek, CA – Nominees have been announced in nine categories of Creative Achievement for the 25th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards(r), to be presented Saturday, October 10 at the 127th Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York City. The TEC Awards(r), presented by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in audio, is the most prestigious international forum for recognizing outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product design. more

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SOLID STATE LOGIC AND BOND MUSIC RESEARCH TEAM UP FOR PROMOTION

bond-ssl_promo.jpgRedondo Beach, CA – August 2009 … Solid State Logic, a pioneer in the advancement of console technology, and Bond Music Research, a leading provider of cable solutions for stage and studio applications, are pleased to announce the Get Connected special. Applicable to all new SSL AWS 900+ SE console purchases made between August 3rd, 2009 and October 12th, 2009, this special promotion provides a Van Damme interconnect cable kit free of charge—saving customers considerable expense as they wire their new console into their studios. more

Clickfire Tests Its Skills On MTV Public Awareness Campaign

ClickFire Media has created dynamic new web content and a Facebook application for GYT: “Get Yourself Tested,” a new campaign developed by MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation to increase testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among those under 25 years of age. Working in conjunction with MTV’s public affairs department and the Kaiser Family Foundation, ClickFire adapted the music channel’s overall GYT design to create a complementary web presence. The Web site – www.gyt09.org – includes information, social media inputs and outputs, and celebrity informational videos from Perez Hilton, N.E.R.D., and Cornel West, among others. more

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Rob Hummel Joins Post Logic Studios as CEO; Larry Birstock Becomes President, Prime Focus Global Integration

hummelwbpublicity.jpgPost Logic Studios, a division of Prime Focus, announced today that industry veteran Rob Hummel has joined the company as CEO. Rob replaces the position vacated by Larry Birstock who is moving into an international role within the organization as President, Prime Focus Global Integration. Hummel joins Post Logic from DALSA Corporation where he served as the President of Digital Cinema, chartered with introducing the company’s 4K camera to the motion picture industry. more

ADVANCED BROADCAST SOLUTIONS LAUNCHES ABS TV

SEATAC, WA— Premier systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) has launched ABS TV, an online series of short video newsletters that highlight industry news, innovative products, production techniques, and ABS customers. Episodes can be seen at www.advancedbroadcastsolutions.com. more

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FOR-A NAMES THOMAS YUHAS NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR

FORT LEE, NEW JERSEY — FOR-A Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, has hired Thomas Yuhas as National Sales Director. He will be based out of FOR-A’s East Coast office in Fort Lee, N.J. more

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AJA Video Crosses the Finish Line for NASCAR Media Group

Editor Chris Rohlfs working in a NASCAR Media Group edit suiteAJA KONA 3 Video Cards and FS1 Frame Syncs Boost Apple ProRes Workflow

AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced today that 34 KONA 3 video capture and playback cards are in use at NASCAR Media Group (NMG), the production and creative services company for NASCAR. KONA 3 is AJA’s top-of-the-line uncompressed capture card for SD, HD, and Dual Link 4:4:4 HD for Apple Mac Pro systems, and is an integral part of the NMG post production workflow. more

VOLTA LAUNCHES SIMIANâ„¢; INNOVATIVE ONLINE PRESENTATION & WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT TOOL FOR THE COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION COMMUNITY

simian-launch1.jpg Los Angeles, CA – (August 10, 2009) – Volta, a leader in custom web applications for the beauty and entertainment industries, today announced the official launch of Simianâ„¢ — an innovative online presentation and workflow management tool for the commercial production community. With the debut of this software application, companies can easily create production presentations, organize workflow and customize reels for their select audiences. more

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TODAY’S NEWS IN THE STUDIO OF TOMMORROW

zdf_virtualnews_hi.jpgToronto, Ontario, Canada – August 10, 2009 … Elegantly, the moderator steps aside – he can now be seen in full size. Next to him, an impressive image is developing, and, using the animated graphics, the moderator starts to explain in detail the landing of a lunar module. Picture and text blend effectively into a cohesive unit. more

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