Archive for October 21st, 2009



Dallas, TX – (October 21, 2009) — This month production company Directorz celebrates its 20th anniversary. The company celebrated the monumentus occasion with a party for 400 friends and family including clients, crew and directors.

Founded by Director Jeff Bednarz and CFO Tammie Klienmann as the eponymous Jeff Bednarz Film Inc. the company evolved to Directorz in 1999. Today, Directorz features the talents of Bednarz, an accomplished dialogue and real people director, as well as internationally known photographer/director Stewart Cohen, tabletop director Tom Ryan, and narrative & comedy director David Wild. more

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. — OCTOBER 21, 2009 — Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that Green Dot, a leading provider of innovative telecommunication solutions in Trinidad and Tobago, has deployed Harmonic’s market-leading video delivery solutions to expand its terrestrial (DVB-T) television service. Installed in St. James, Trinidad, the new Harmonic IP-based headend system provides high quality compression and stream processing for more than 80 MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) Green Dot TV channels delivered to tens of thousands of subscribers across the islands. Green Dot was previously a customer of Scopus Video Networks, a leading video technology company in the contribution and distribution market acquired by Harmonic in March 2009. more

Shutterstock Announces New Plan to Protect Each Image and Footage Purchase

New York, October 20th, 2009 – Shutterstock, the world’s largest subscription-based stock photo agency, announced today that it will legally guarantee every file in its vast library by providing up to $10,000 to cover legal costs and direct damages for claims arising from the use of an image or footage clip licensed through Shutterstock. more

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Composer Bob Daspit’s Music Shines in Video for Cleveland Browns Fans


Season Opener Game Features Stunning Music and Graphics Introducing the 2009 Football Team

Los Angeles, CA – October 21, 2009 – Composer Bob Daspit is no stranger to working on music for the big screen, having helped some of the industry’s top composers with custom sound design and session guitar work. This time, as the composer, Daspit created his own soundtrack for a truly gigantic visual display. Daspit collaborated with Hi-Ground Media to develop a two-minute piece to introduce the Cleveland Browns football team for the 2009 season that started in September. The Browns and their fans got a mind-blowing team introduction on the 27-foot tall, 94-foot wide screens at each end of the Browns’ 73,000-seat stadium. more

Large DVI Matrix from Gefen Lets You Switch and Distribute 16 Computers to 16 Displays

Gefen 16×16 DVI Matrix.

Cross-point capability offers a one-to-one or one-to-many distribution.

Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the release of its new 16×16 DVI Matrix, delivering a one-to-one or one-to-many video distribution. Access is controlled by the front-panel, RS-232 connection, IR remote or an IP local area network. The front panel display conveniently lists status and switching information. more

Blue Microphones’ Fall Triple Feature


Three promotions offer free gear through the end of 2009

Westlake Village, CA – Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, has launched three new promotions offering free gear with the purchase of some of their most popular microphones from October 1 through December 31, 2009. more

Ross Video Appoints Mark Sharp Regional Sales Manager – Mid-Atlantic USA

Iroquois, ON, Canada – October 21, 2009 – Ross Video announces the appointment of Mark Sharp, as Regional Sales Manager for Mid-Atlantic USA. more

ClickFire Media and Zimmerman Build the House of Halloweenies for Party City

Pigs-in-a-blanket, cocktail wieners, kilted sausages: Hot dogs can be very popular at a party. So when Party City’s agency of record Zimmerman came up with the idea of an online haunted house populated entirely by animated hot dogs in costume-Halloweenies-to promote Party City’s 2009 Halloween costumes, ClickFire Media and partner brand Click 3X couldn’t resist.

The resulting website brings together 3D animated characters, Facebook Connect, interactivity, viral video, and a link to buy the real costumes from Party City. The two companies worked in constant collaboration. more

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Sony PMW-350

Shoulder-mount model and DVCAM Recording Address Specific Needs of Production Community

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 20, 2009 – The expanding family of Sony’s XDCAM EX™ video products now includes two new camcorders that deliver new levels of creativity and flexibility for solid-state digital production.

The products include Sony’s first 2/3-inch CMOS memory camcorder, the shoulder-mount model PMW-350, and the PMW-EX1R, which adds DVCAM™ recording capability as well as numerous enhancements directly resulting from customer feedback. more

Tool Gets Creative Juices Flowing for Purity Organic

The Brief:

Tool of North America Director Tom Routson has some adult fun in a provocative new spot for Purity Organic.

Routson’s lens opens on a frumpy chain-smoking woman behind the counter of an adult novelty store. She’s in the middle of a phone conversation, rattling off a list of sex toys to the caller that include the Penetrator, the Annihilator and the Wang-Zilla. But a curious thing happens when she takes a swig of her Purity Organic fruit juice. Her colorful language and matter of fact tone change. She softens and suggests cuddling, hand holding and long walks together instead. It seems that after a taste of her Purity Organic she become as pure and nurturing as the drink itself. more

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