Archive for August 18th, 2009

Historic Industry-Wide RFP Issued for Fingerprinting Technologies by The Production Music Association

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The Production Music Association (PMA) has announced today the creation and distribution of a formal Request-for-Proposal (RFP) for monitoring performances of music using fingerprinting technology. The RFP has the potential to shape the future of automated performance monitoring for music across all media worldwide. The working group that created the RFP consulted closely with representatives from ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. more

Major Broadcasters, Studio Productions, Rental Companies and Educators Invest in Avid Solutions

TEWKSBURY, Mass., August 18, 2009 – Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced a number of new deployments of its industry-leading audio and video solutions. Customers that have invested in Avid solutions to enhance productivity and streamline workflows include: Cologne Broadcasting Center (CBC), Carlson Audio Systems, Ecuavisa, Fox Television, Iraqi Media Network, Métropole Télévision (M6), the SAE Institute, Swedish Television (SVT), Telepictures Productions, and Wexler Video and PostWorks/Orbit Digital. more

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“TRON LEGACY” Producer Jeffrey Silver to Keynote HD EXPO – Createasphere

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Creating Quality Entertainment and the Compelling Case for Real Science in Hollywood

August 18, 2009 (Burbank, CA) Jeffrey Silver, one of the industry’s most respected and prolific producers, will Keynote HD EXPO – Createasphere on November 5th, 2009 in Burbank, California. Mr. Silver is currently at work on “Tron Legacy,” the highly anticipated 3D release slated for 2010. He has produced over 30 feature films, including “Terminator Salvation,” “300,” and “Training Day,” and is a founding partner of Outlaw Productions and Biscayne Pictures. Mr. Silver is a DGA and Emmy Award winning producer for his work on “Wonder Years.” more

Maya Entertainment Selects Visual Data to Package 8 Picture Digital Cinema Projection Deal

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Maya’s Indie Film Series Unspools Groundbreaking Latin Cinema

August 18, 2009 (Burbank, CA) Visual Data Media Services, Inc., alongside Qube, has delivered its inaugural Digital Cinema Packaging assignment from Maya Entertainment, a production and advisory company specializing in independent films. Los Angeles based Maya Entertainment joined forces with home entertainment mega brand BLOCKBUSTER(r), a leading global provider of in-home movie and game entertainment, to present groundbreaking Latin Cinema from acclaimed filmmakers and star talent in major U.S. markets through the Maya Independent Film Series. more

ERIK ZOBLER AND GEORGE DUKE CHOOSE KORG MR SERIES MR-2000S DSD RECORDER

Zobler & Duke— Keyboard great George Duke and long-time engineer Erik Zobler choose the Korg MR-2000S Studio Recorder for printing high-resolution digital masters —

MELVILLE, NY, August 18, 2009 — GRAMMY® winning engineer Erik Zobler first teamed up with musician George Duke thirty years ago for the latter’s Brazilian Love Affair album. Both men are known for their critical, demanding ears, so Korg was honored when Zobler recently added the MR-2000S DSD 1-bit Studio Recorder to the gear setup at Duke’s Studio. more

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GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL LAUNCHES SWEEPSTAKES AT GCPRO.COM

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— Inaugural contest highlights Solid State Logic XLogic Alpha Channel analogue processor, a $995.00 value —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, August 18, 2009 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces the launch of its new online sweepstakes at www.gcpro.com. Several times a year, GC Pro management will select one particular product from a high-end gear manufacturer to feature on the website and give away as that sweepstakes prize. more

Shade Steps Into the Spotlight with Time Warner

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Where do you turn, when you feel the need for speed? How do you keep up with your cohorts, especially on treacherous terrain, taking on futuristic foes in the heat of battle?

As we learn in a spot breaking August 3rd, the answer is Time Warner Cable – and Roadrunner, with its free power boost. “Lag,” the first commercial in Time Warner’s new campaign, offers a visually arresting depiction of videogame-style graphics, as a pair of teens strive to keep the heat turned up via their cable connection. The campaign, created via Uniworld/NY, was directed by spot, feature, and new media filmmaker Jim Sonzero, with visual effects by Shade. more

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The Garage Streamlines Automotive Spot Production

CULVER CITY, CA, August 13, 2009 – If you’re an ad agency or client in the automotive world, you may well have dreamed of a one-stop shop that refines the process of producing industry-leading content for commercials, content footage, branded entertainment, and product placement by servicing all of these needs under one roof. This dream has become a reality in the form of The Garage, a cost effective, seamlessly-integrated approach to car content and positioning. Devised and overseen by a pit crew of highly seasoned Automotive and Production professionals, The Garage has rolled open its doors in Culver City, under the auspices of full-service media company Bandito Brothers. more

Digital Jungle Spearheads New 2K Version of Cineglyphâ„¢

Enhanced 2K Telecine System Now Available in Hollywood

Hollywood, CA — Digital Jungle, one of Hollywood’s top post-production and digital workflow studios, is now offering enhanced 2K Telecine transfer services. Dave Walker, Digital Jungle’s new chief engineer, enhanced the capabilities of the Cineglyphâ„¢ Telecine specifically for Digital Jungle. Walker is also the creator of the Cineglyphâ„¢ Telecine system, which is used worldwide in motion picture postproduction. more

MANTRA DESIGN TAKES VIEWERS ON A HISTORIC LAP WITH INDY 500 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OPENING TEASE

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NEW YORK, NY ─ As part of its three-year Centennial Era celebration, ABC knew it wanted to open its live 2009 Indianapolis 500 broadcast with a teaser that would do the past 97 years of racing justice. ABC commissioned Mantra Design, an award winning creative content design and visual effects boutique, to create an official “2009 Indianapolis 500 Opening Tease� that would incorporate memorable scenes in Indy 500 history, from its humble beginnings as a brick track to its modern day reputation as one of the most significant racing events in the world. Mantra Design was tapped to provide pre-production, production and post-production services for the piece, with 3D and digital effects work. more

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