Archive for October 1st, 2009

Tucson Film & Music Festival Celebrates Closing Night at The Historic Rialto with Closing Night Film “Rock Prophecies� & TFMF After Dark: “Lost Dream�

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Los Angeles, CA & Tucson, AZ — (October 1, 2009) – The 5th annual Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) is pleased to announce its closing night festivities. The very special evening will take place at The Rialto Theatre in downtown Tucson on Sunday, October 11, 2009. The evening commences at 7:30 pm with the TFMF Closing Night Film “Rock Propheciesâ€? (AZ Premiere), John Chester’s feature-length documentary film exploring the amazing career of legendary rock ‘n’ roll photographer Robert M. Knight, as he quests to find the world’s next guitar legend. more

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MEGA PLAYGROUND HOSTS NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU FEATURE

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Julie Christie & Shia LaBeouf in a scene from New York, I Love You

Oct. 16 U.S. Release For 2nd Chapter of Multi-Film Series

NEW YORK: One of the most innovative filmmakers in today’s feature community, Emmanuel Benbihy scored an international hit with Paris, je t’aime. The concept of interweaving multiple romantic stories directed by a stellar group of directors featuring an all-star cast in one of the world’s most glamorous cities, proved irresistible to audiences around the globe. more

Swedish Parliament Chooses Vizrt Media Asset Management for Overhaul of Live and On-Demand Video Portal

Vizrt announces that the Swedish Parliament—known as Sveriges Riksdag in Stockholm, Sweden—has chosen a Vizrt digital media asset management (MAM) system to automate the workflow process as part of an overhaul of its Web portal. The portal is designed to provide live and on-demand video of speeches, debates, and other newsworthy events to the Swedish public and media. (A portal is a site that creates a single point of access to information collected from different sources.) more

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INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM ‘WAKE THE WITCH’ UNLEASHES ON-SCREEN TERRORS WITH JVC GY-HD250U CAMCORDER

WAYNE, NJ (October 1, 2009) – JVC Professional Products, division of JVC U.S.A., announced today that Unfiltered Entertainment, Inc., used the JVC GY-HD250U camcorder for principal photography of Wake the Witch, an unrated, direct-to-DVD release that is expected to be distributed through Amazon.com and FilmBaby.com this month. more

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Hollywood Post Alliance Announce 2009 Award Nominees

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Gala Ceremony Scheduled for November 12th at the Skirball Cultural Center

(Los Angeles, CA) Recognizing the abilities of the talented men and women behind the scenes who play a vital part in the creation of motion pictures, commercials and television, nominations have been announced by the Hollywood Post Alliance for the Fourth Annual HPA Awards. Winners of the prestigious HPA Award will be announced during a gala evening ceremony on November 12th, 2009 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. The awards, launched in 2006, acknowledge creative and technical excellence in the art, science and craft of post production in twelve categories. more

BBC Extends Use of Omneon Spectrumâ„¢ Systems With New Installation for BBC Persian TV

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Sept. 29, 2009 — Omneon Inc., a leading provider of media server and active storage systems, today announced that Omneon Spectrumâ„¢ media servers are being used for ingest and playout for BBC Persian TV, a new service launched in January 2009 by BBC World Service. Installed in BBC facilities in London, the Omneon server systems support an efficient and reliable tapeless workflow for BBC Persian TV, which currently broadcasts eight hours of daily current affairs and features news content for Persian speakers in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and around the world, complementing the BBC’s existing radio and online news offerings in Persian. more

Echolab Inc. WFX 2009 Product Preview

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Company Background

About Echolab, Inc.
Echolab, Inc. is a leading provider of video production switchers and related tools that offer flexibility and on-air reliability for the production and distribution of digital media in a variety of formats. With products including the 1 M/E 3Gbps 1080p/60 Atemâ„¢ production switcher and the flagship Overture1â„¢ and Overture2â„¢ video production systems, Echolab delivers robust functionality, reliability, and ease-of-use critical to professional-quality productions. Since its founding in 1974, the company has delivered more than 6,000 production solutions to a global client base including major broadcast networks and stations, corporations, educational institutions, houses of worship, sports arenas, entertainment venues, and military facilities. Visit www.echolab.com for more information. more

motion504 Invents ‘Kinetic Type’ for AICP Minnesota Show Reception Sponsor Reel

motion504-aicp1.jpgMinneapolis, MN — (October 1, 2009) — Minneapolis broadcast design & animation studio motion504 recently completed the reception sponsor reel for the Minneapolis screening of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, which takes place tonight at the Guthrie Theater. The inventive title sequence created by motion504 introduces each reception sponsor through a cinematic narrative that imagines the craft of “moving typeâ€? via mechanical gadgets that look as if they were built a century ago. Led by Creative Directors Scott Wenner and Amy Schmitt, motion504 helmed the entire project, start to finish: concepting and storyboarding; direction of the live-action shoot; 2D & 3D animation; lighting and compositing. more

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Wohler at HD World 2009

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Wohler’s signature state-of-the-art audio, video and data monitoring solutions, visible in Wohler’s 22-foot-long trailer in booth 1301, provide an opportunity for visitors to see how easily these products fit into even the most space-constrained production applications. The trailer’s array of products include versatile 16-channel audio monitors that accommodate a mix of inputs and outputs for SD, HD, and 3G operations; intuitive touch-screen systems that simplify video monitoring and routing while providing critical functional enhancements; versatile HD monitors for all variety of signal types; and analog and digital audio monitoring systems and level meters that together accommodate virtually every audio input type. more

Leroy And Clarkson’s Crafts Duel in the Desert For New ABC’s Dancing With The Stars Promo Campaign

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From Leroy and Clarkson

NEW YORK, NY — In creating ABC-TV’s new promo campaign for Season 9 of Dancing with the Stars, Leroy and Clarkson and Creative Director Daniel Fries drew inspiration from classic western duel sequences to create a sultry dance battle against a burning horizon.

Beautifully photographed and featuring some equally impressive 3D animation and compositing, Fries says the goal behind the campaign was to try and reach a younger, hipper audience without turning off their loyal viewers. That meant taking ballroom dance away from its theatrical roots and shaping it into something more cinematic. more

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