Toronto, Ontario, Canada â€“ November 3, 2009â€¦ For the recent 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany, Burlington, Ontario, Canada-based Broadcast Services International (BSI)â€”the firm contracted to provide technical production for this yearâ€™s eventâ€”selected two Lawo mcÂ²56 digital consoles to handle audio mixing chores. The internationally recognized sporting event, which ran from August 15th â€“ 23rd, showcased many of the best track and field athletes in the world and also offered Berliners and visitors to the city the opportunity to enjoy a special cultural program that took place in celebration of the occasion. more
Archive for November 3rd, 2009
ZOIC STUDIOS OPENS “EYES” WITH “V”: NEW BLOG PEERS INTO THE ART AND STORY OF VFX, LIFE AT ZOIC AND MORE
Los Angeles, CA & Vancouver, BC – (November 3, 2009) — Timed with the launch of the new series “V”, Zoic Studios unveils “I Design Your Eyes” (http://idesignyoureyes.com), a new blog that provides a place for professional digital storytellers to share their love of the art and science of visual effects and filmmaking. Front and center is a look at “V”, which premieres tonight on ABC. The visual effects and digital production for the science fiction drama were created by Zoic. more
NEW YORK, NY — Following the success of the Emmy-winning series â€œIntervention,â€? A&E has created The Recovery Project, a multimedia and community based outreach program designed to raise awareness about addiction and how it is treatable and recovery is possible. A key component to the project are two moving TV spots featuring a powerful, anthemic score composed by Alex Lasarenko, Creative Director of music/sound design house Tonal. more
CHRISTIE DESIGNS ONE OF THE WORLDâ€™S LARGEST HD VIRTUAL REALITY CAVE(tm) SYSTEMS FOR THE U.S. JOINT FORCES COMMAND
â€œA Marvel of Visual Technologyâ€?
Christie has designed and built one of the worldâ€™s largest HD virtual reality CAVEâ„¢ systems for the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM). A fiberglass, superstructure custom-engineered by Christie, the CAVE delivers seamlessly blended, high-definition images on five integrated screens (or walls) using 16 Christie Mirage HD6 stereoscopic DLPÂ® projectors that supply 32 million pixels of resolution. As the primary display system integrator, Christie provided a turnkey solution that included display system design engineering, project management, implementation of all audio-visual controls and automations, fabrication, shipping, installation, hardware integration and training on all Christie supplied equipment. more
Award-winning training company rolls out video-based training guide for new Mac OS X; Apple guru Tom Wolsky delivers information-packed lessons for quickly learning the ins and outs of Snow Leopard.
Hoffman Estates, IL â€“ November 3, 2009 – Class on DemandÂ®, a provider of professional educational products for creative markets, announced today that “Basic Training for Mac OS X Snow LeopardÂ®” is now available for pre-order. The critically acclaimed Mac OS X upgrade boasts vast performance improvements, including: 64-bit architecture, built-in support for MicrosoftÂ® Exchange, faster startup, shutdown and installation times, and an additional 7GB of freed space. more
Santa Monica, CA (November 3, 2009) â€“ Film, television and commercial visual effects company Entity FX congratulates the makers of Michael Jacksonâ€™s This Is It on the film’s powerful worldwide debut. The documentary movie, directed by Kenny Ortega and distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures, is a behind-the-scenes look at Michael Jackson as he rehearses for his final concert. It includes complex visual effects sequences originally part of a series of mini-movies directed and VFX-supervised by Bruce Jones. These mini-movies were ultimately intended to be displayed â€” some in stereoscopic 3D â€” on a giant screen behind the live performers. Entity FX helped to create a number of these moments. more
SAN MATEO, Calif. â€“ Nov. 3, 2009 â€“ A massive project is currently underway to replace the eastern portion of the 73-year-old Bay Bridge. But architect and LuxologyÂ® LLC modo user Ronald Rael sees the bridge as a treasure, envisioning it as a public space with parks, houses and sporting facilities. more
Los Angeles, CA â€“ November 2009â€¦ Location sound work always presents unique challenges, but for the crew tasked with capturing the sights and sounds of many of our planetâ€™s most beautifulâ€”and remoteâ€”fishing destinations, the job becomes even more demanding. Such is the case for George Clark, Executive Producer of HOOKED on the Fly, a new sport fishing program that will air on the Sportsman Channel come December 29th. The showâ€™s production crew routinely encounters extreme weather conditions that pose serious threats to their electronic equipment, but when it comes to capturing audio, their wireless microphone systems from Lectrosonics deliver in a big way. more
Full Mental Jacket Produces U.S. Debut of Live, Real-Time Virtual Reality Sets for New E! Entertainment TV Series
Los Angeles, CA, November 3, 2009 â€“ Full Mental Jacket (FMJ), a creative design and realtime graphics production studio, is producing the debut in the United States of realtime graphics for television, as seen on the just launched television series â€œThat Morning Show.â€? â€œThat Morning Showâ€? airs for three hours daily, Monday-Friday, on E! Entertainment Television. The new series represents an unprecedented American presentation of live television that incorporates the use of realtime graphics. Ronen Lasry, Founder/Executive Creative Director of Full Mental Jacket, made the announcement. more
FREMONT, Calif. â€“ Nov. 3, 2009 â€“ 3Dconnexion, a Logitech company, today announced that its full line of 3D mice, including the SpacePilotâ„¢ PRO flagship 3D mouse, are now supported by Dassault SystÃ¨mesâ€™ CATIA Version 6 Release 2010, the companyâ€™s latest virtual design solution. 3Dconnexionâ€™s 3D mice help engineers working in CATIA V6R2010 interact with and collaborate on designs more efficiently. more