Archive for October 19th, 2009

MusicBox Names Publishing Music Executive Jonathan Firstenberg as Senior Vice President

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Calabasas, CA, Oct 19, 2009 — MusicBox, a leading music production company that provides over 10,000 cuts from its original music catalog, as well as original composition and scoring, to television programs, promos, feature and documentary films, trailers, and commercials, has named Jonathan Firstenberg, as Senior Vice President, a newly created position.

Joel Goodman, Co-Founder/President, MusicBox, said, “What I like best about Jonathan is his diverse background, beginning as a composer and producer of quality music. Adding those credits to his work as a music supervisor and music publishing executive has given Jonathan the unique ability to see the business from many perspectives. His success at designing and expanding catalogs while employed at Universal Music Group, BMG and Zomba, attests to his significant talents. We’re extremely proud to have him onboard.� more

COBALT DIGITAL FEATURED NEW LINE OF UP/DOWN CONVERTERS FOR OPENGEARâ„¢ PLATFORM AT HD WORLD 2009

NEW YORK, NY, OCTOBER 19, 2009 – Cobalt Digital, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of signal processing gear for the broadcast industry, featured its new line of up/down and cross converters of all varieties for the openGear platform at HD World 2009. Each converter is equipped with robust feature sets, designed for the most challenging applications. more

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LINEAR ACOUSTIC UPMAX TECHNOLOGY KICKS SPEED NETWORK INTO OVERDRIVE

CHARLOTTE, NC – Linear Acoustic, the leading authority in loudness control and upmixing solutions for digital television, is helping the FOX-owned SPEED Network bring the action and excitement of motor sporting events to viewers’ living rooms via the company’s UPMAX™ 5.1 channel upmixing technology. more

16×9 Inc.’s EXII 0.8X Wide Converter — Higher Quality, Lower Price

16×9 Inc. 0.8X Wide Converter - ThreadWith the introduction of the new EXII 0.8X Wide Converter, 16×9 Inc. offers a superior, HD-quality lens converter at an even lower price. The move is part of an aggressive pricing structure 16×9 Inc. has put into place across the entire new EXII line of lenses. 16×9 Inc. understands that the current economic climate is tough, but getting outstanding high-definition images doesn’t have to be.

Featuring a two-element design, the compact, lightweight EXII 0.8X Wide Converter increases wide-angle coverage by 20% over the stock lens with minimal barrel distortion. Better yet, the EXII 0.8X is full zoom-through. more

ACTION-PACKED AES 127TH CONVENTION STILL THE WORLD’S #1 PRO AUDIO SHOW

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Attendees and Exhibitors Look Forward To 129th In San Francisco

NEW YORK: If positive signs signal a welcome shift in uncertain times, the 127th Audio Engineering Society Convention may represent a harbinger to the return of a healthy, optimistic pro audio industry. AES Executive Director Roger Furness, Committee Chair Agnieszka Roginska, outgoing president Jim Anderson and the entire Committee cadre, report high marks from the 321 exhibitors and 18,162 attendees alike. more

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THE MUSIC COLLECTIVE, AN AECG COMPANY APPOINTS ALEC PURO VICE PRESIDENT/CREATIVE DIRECTOR/COMPOSER

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FORMERLY KNOWN AS ALAN ETT MUSIC GROUP, THE MUSIC COLLECTIVE IS A PREMIERE FULL SERVICE MUSIC PRODUCTION COMPANY

Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 19 — The Music Collective is proud to appoint multi-talented artist and composer Alec Puro to the post of Vice President/Creative Director/Composer, it was announced today by AECG President & CEO Alan Ett. An AECG company, The Music Collective is a premiere full service music production company. more

Cooke Optics and The Foundry Collaborate to Improve Post Process

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Nuke to Incorporate /i Technology Support to Aid Accurate Post Work

Leicester, UK – 19 October 2009 – Cooke Optics Ltd., the premier manufacturer of precision lenses for the motion picture industry, today announced that it is working with The Foundry to incorporate /i Technology into Nuke, the powerful compositing application. /i ‘Intelligent’ Technology enables the recording of extremely accurate, frame-by-frame lens and camera data, saving visual effects artists hours of time in post production by eliminating the need to guess lens parameters and camera information.

The Foundry recently carried out a test shoot at Blenheim Palace using the new Sony F35 camera, which supports /i.

“We wanted to test how the /i data would help us to solve issues of lens distortion when shooting with a zoom lens,” said Ben Minall, Demo and Training Manager, The Foundry. more

XL Video on Coldplay

xl-video-coldplay-09-col272105257a.jpgXL Video UK continued to supply full video production and crew to Coldplay’s Viva La Vida world tour, which recently finished its final European and UK stadium phase.
The equipment included high and medium resolution LED screens, Catalyst and Hippotizer digital media servers plus control, spherical projection system, cameras and IMAG PPU and 17 crew. more

PSI Goes To The White Sapphire Ball

psi-white-sapphire-ball-1a.jpg Belfast based lighting rental company Production Services Ireland (PSI) supplied all lighting and crew to the White Sapphire Ball, a high profile gala charity event in aid of the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, staged at the Europa Hotel in Belfast.
Asked onboard by event organiser, actress and local celebrity Séainín Brennan, PSI was challenged with a brief of creating something original with a high WOW factor for the occasion, which featured entertainment from the cast of Riverdance and other leading theatrical productions for the 400 VIP audience. more

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