Gaithersburg, MD October 19, 2009 — The Republic of ChinaÊ¼s National Communications Commission (NCC) has decided to transition Taiwan to digital television. To help implement this plan, they are working through the Public Television Service (PTS) of Taiwan to send seventeen video professionals to Washington D.C. more
Archive for October, 2009
Scharff Weisberg Marks Guggenheim Museumâ€™s 50th Anniversary by Supporting Rafael Lozano-Hemmerâ€™s â€œLevels of Nothingnessâ€? and Other Events
Scharff Weisberg helped the iconic Guggenheim Museum celebrate its 50th anniversary by providing support for several key events, including artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s “Levels of Nothingness.”
Part of the museum’s Works & Process series, the commissioned performance installation was inspired by Kandinsky’s opera, The Yellow Sound. In “Levels of Nothingness,” the pitch, rhythm and content of the spoken word provides the control mechanism for an interactive light performance using moving light fixtures normally found on a rock concert stage. Scharff Weisberg supplied 40 VARI*LITE VL3000 spots for the 35-minute show which enjoyed a limited run in the Peter B. Lewis Theater. more
Cutting edge motion design and production company Monkeyhead (www.monkeyhead.com) is proud to have its latest creation inducted to TV, HBO’s 25th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Anniversary Concert promo. The actual concert is a huge 2 night show at Madison Square Garden and will show in November on HBO as a 4 hour event. All net proceeds from this event will go to create a permanent endowment for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. more
Kodak will be a multi-event sponsor and active participant when the 2009 annual conference of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) convenes in St. Louis on November 4. The conference will run through November 7, with preliminary day-long workshops held on November 3. The events will be held at a number of sites in the cityâ€™s downtown area. more
Los Angeles, CA, Oct 30, 2009 — Hurrah! Marketing, a preeminent rep firm for creative companies, has just signed the multi-award winning design and production studio METAphrenie for international representation. Carol Eisenrauch, President and Head of Global Business Development for Hurrah! Marketing, made the announcement. METAphrenie is the first global client to be represented by Hurrah! Marketing.
Hurrah! will work to introduce the acclaimed design and production capabilities of METAphrenie (which means â€œBeyond the Mindâ€?), to potential new clients located throughout the United States and across Western Europe, working within the fields of television and feature film promotion, sports marketing, and corporate advertising. Julie Sweetwood, Vice President, Business Development for Hurrah! Marketing, will serve as METAphrenieâ€™s primary representative. more
Leading outside broadcast and uplink supplier wins contract to supply production and coverage facilities for Games in New Delhi
Langley, United Kingdom, 23rd October 2009: SIS LIVE, Europeâ€™s largest outside broadcast (OB) and uplink supplier, has won the prestigious contract to provide the production and coverage facilities and services to cover the XIX Commonwealth Games taking place in India in 2010. Prasar Bharati, the Broadcasting Corporation of India, awarded SIS LIVE the multi-million dollar contract after an exhaustive tender process. Broadcaster Doordarshan (DD), a subsidiary of Prasar Bharati, is the Host Broadcaster for the Games, being held in New Delhi from 3-14 October 2010. more
Sacramento, CA (October 27, 2009) â€“ Alex Perchevitch, President of Jampro Antennas, has announced that Jim Godfrey has joined the Companyâ€™s sales team specializing in International sales with a concentration on Latin American sales.
Godfrey, based in Fort Worth, Texas, comes to Jampro Antennas with over twenty years experience in international broadcast equipment sales specifically in Latin America. Prior to joining Jampro, Godfrey served as president of Marti Electronics, a remote broadcast equipment and studio to transmitter links manufacturer. Previously, he held the position of Latin American Sales for Tieline Technology for four years. more
Adam Neale, Director at 7thSense (left) receives an AV Award for the Delta Media Server in the Best Imaging or Editing Product category
Small Dole, West Sussex, 29 October 2009 – Creative design house 7thSense, the specialist in AV media serving for visitor attractions, 3D theatres, planetaria and digital signage, won Imaging or Editing Product of the Year for its Delta Media Server at the recent AV Awards.
More than 500 people attended the high profile event which took place at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London, UK on October 9, 2009. The Imaging or Editing Product of the Year category was sponsored by the UKâ€™s Broadcast Video Expo. more
New training video gives expert instruction on creating HD movies with dazzling animated graphics, montage themes, 5.1 surround sound and more
Hoffman Estates, IL â€“ October 28, 2009 – Class on DemandÂ®, a provider of professional educational products for creative markets, announced the availability of â€œComplete Training for Pinnacle Studio (for version 14).â€? Avidâ€™s new Pinnacle Studioâ„¢ family (Pinnacle Studio HD, Pinnacle Studio Ultimate and Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection) adds a number of advanced editing, effects and authoring options as well as more than 80 Hollywood style montage themes, a more streamlined user interface and the option to export directly into YouTube widescreen. Class on Demand founder and instructor Paul Holtz spearheads the training release, offering expert instruction on its integrated tools and furthermore, his own helpful tips-and-tricks. more
New Presence Helps AmberFin Extend Support and Gain Access to Top Industry Talent
BURBANK, Calif. October 28, 2009 â€” AmberFin today announces the establishment of its new North American headquarters in Burbank, California, expanding its operations to meet the demand for best-in-class image quality for HD/SD ingest, video conversion and transcoding worldwide. Following on the heels of a newly announced deal with Warner Brothers, the opening of the Burbank office is the latest step in AmberFinâ€™s North American market strategy and provides the company with ready access to the $68 billion entertainment industry while also extending customer support coverage to 20 hours a day. more