Archive for October 20th, 2009

Encore Hollywood Visits Zombieland

Encore Hollywood, the highly successful post production company known throughout the television industry for its versatile, creative and nimble post production and visual effects services, recently completed work on Columbia Pictures’ hit action-comedy Zombieland, starring Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg. more

SAROFSKY CORP. MAKES MOTION DESIGN IMPRINT WITH QUARTET OF DIVERSE PROJECTS

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Chicago + Los Angeles – (October 20, 2009) — Just six months after its launch, Sarofsky Corp. (http://www.sarofsky.com) is attaining its goal of bringing high-end design and concepting to many disciplines including advertising, entertainment and broadcast television. more

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NVIDIA RealityServer Propels 3D Cloud Computing Using GPUs

Web 2.0 Summit, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Oct. 20, 2009— NVIDIA, inventor of the graphics processing unit (GPU), and mental images, world leader in rendering technologies, introduced today the NVIDIA® RealityServer® platform for cloud computing, a powerful combination of GPUs and software that streams interactive, photorealistic 3D applications to any web connected PC, laptop, netbook and smart phone. more

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Class on Demand Offers Video-Based Training For Windows 7

Award-winning instructor Dan Gookin delivers essential guide to highly anticipated Microsoft release.

Hoffman Estates, IL – October 20, 2009 – Class on Demand®, a provider of professional educational products for creative markets, announced today that “Windows 7 Made Easy” is now shipping. The more “user-centric” Windows 7 introduces vast performance improvements, advanced touch screen capabilities, full 64-bit support and a variety of new programming; including updates to Mail, Movie Maker, Photo Gallery and more. Dan Gookin, technology guru and author of the first successful “For Dummies” books, spearheads the new training release, incorporating humor and expert instruction into an easy-to-use format for Class on Demand students at all levels. more

Storek Studio Joins FxFactory Development Partner Program

Successful plug-in developer introduces new nVeil capabilities; brings exceptional kaleidoscopic/transition effects to the FxFactory platform.

Boston, MA – October 20, 2009 – Noise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the postproduction and broadcast markets, announced that new development partner, Storek Studio, has released an update to its widely popular nVeil video plug-in exclusively for the FxFactory platform. nVeil creates unique kaleidoscopic visual effects by filtering source imagery through vector graphic veils. nVeil’s expanding library comes preloaded with custom-designed veils and keyframeable parameters for user customization. FxFactory® powered plug-ins extend the visual effects capabilities of Adobe® After Effects® CS3 / CS4, Apple® Final Cut Studio®, Apple Motion® and Apple Final Cut® Express applications. more

Aardman Studios Integrates Tweak Software’s RV

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Tweak Software, developers of RV, the image and sequence viewer for animation and visual effects, adds Aardman Studios, the UK-based Academy Award-winning animation studio, to its long list of leading animation and VFX industry clients. Aardman has been using Tweak’s RV software since its pre-beta release, and recently integrated it into a new Linux-based CG pipeline. more

Digital Rapids Powers Live Streaming of Digital Entertainment Leadership Panel for Hollywood Radio & Television Society

October 20, 2009 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, film and web content to wider audiences — today announced that the company’s award-winning TouchStream appliance powered live Internet streaming of the prestigious “The Digital Chiefs” event for the Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS) last month. Part of the HRTS Newsmaker Luncheon Series and presented in association with National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), “The Digital Chiefs: A Special Conversation on the Future of Media in the Digital Age” featured an all-star lineup of top executives in the digital entertainment industry. more

Mrs. K Delivers Passion and Beauty In A Global Football Campaign for Al Jazeera Sport

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Arvada, CO & Minneapolis, MN – (October 20, 2009) – Football’s ability to inspire and unite is a reoccurring theme in a new campaign created by Mrs. K for Al Jazeera Sport. The visually striking project fuses film and motion design, to speak to the passion of the global community of European professional football fans. Following a worldwide search, Al Jazeera selected Colorado-based Mrs. K for an extensive campaign to brand and promote the network’s new broadcast of the UEFA Champions League (the playoffs and Superbowl of European soccer). The campaign includes three promos and seven show packages airing throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The team – lead by Senior Creative Directors Mitch Monson and Jeanne Kopeck – was charged with creating the project in a hyper- intensive nine-week timeframe. more

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Telestream Announces Major FlipFactory 7.0 Release

Telestream today announced a major release for its industry-leading FlipFactory server software products. FlipFactory is a full workflow automation system that offers broadcasters, media companies, enterprises and service providers the broadest video and audio file format support for transcoding and the deepest integration with third-party systems for file discovery and transfer between systems. Major new features now available in version 7.0 include faster single-server transcoding, YouTube fingerprinting, Dolby E support for broadcast and editing workflows, Avid send-to-playback support, plus more file format and wrapper support. more

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Bonfire and Phoenix Editorial Create Short Film for IDEO’s ‘Living Climate Change’ Initiative

livingclimatechange_05.jpgSister Companies Contribute Conceptualization, Live-Action Production, Animation, Visual Effects, Editorial and Sound Design

Sister companies Bonfire and Phoenix Editorial announced that they have collaborated with global innovation and design firm IDEO on the welcome video for the Living Climate Change website: www.livingclimatechange.com, an initiative developed by IDEO. In the short, directed by IDEO design director and associate partner Roshi Givechi, company CEO Tim Brown asks what role design can play in the challenges we face with climate change. more

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