Los Angeles, CA (January 28, 2010) — The Previsualization Society, a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to advancing previsualization (“previs”) in feature film, games, commercials and architecture, has gone live this month, with membership applications now formally being accepted and an online portal newly active on the Web. The initiatives are part of a ramp-up of activities for the Previsualization Society’s inaugural year and are key steps in the group’s mission of cultivating a community of knowledge and information around the previs process. Both initiatives are being launched on www.previssociety.com. more
Archive for January 28th, 2010
New SD/HD Multi-Channel ingest and browse features include Avid and Final Cut Pro sequence sharing, enhanced logger, customizable metadata fields and templates.
Boston, MA â€“ January 28, 2010 – EditShareÂ®, the technology leader in cross-platform collaborative editing and shared media storage systems, has announced the availability of EditShare Flow 1.2. Fully integrated with the award-winning EditShare shared storage solutions, Flow offers advanced recording and media management capabilities for postproduction and broadcast production workgroups. “Flow 1.2 features, such as real-time proxy creation, shared bins and sequences, and Universal Media Fileâ„¢ technology, go far beyond traditional multi-channel ingest and browse solutions,” said Andy Liebman, Founder and President, EditShare. “With Flow 1.2, we have removed many bottlenecks in both pre and postproduction. Users have unprecedented access to content via the enhanced Universal Media File technology. No format conversions are needed. more
HD portable live production and instant replay systems to provide live venue video and replays to event audience
SAN ANTONIO â€“ January 28, 2010 â€“ NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that its TriCasterâ„¢ TCXD300 high definition/standard definition (HD/SD) portable live production systems and 3PLAYâ„¢ HD/SD slow motion replay systems will provide live venue video and instant replay at the ESPN Winter X GamesÂ® 14 in Aspen, Colo., January 28 to 31. Two TriCaster/3PLAY live production teams will replace and expand the capabilities that were previously provided by an expensive TV truck. more
– NAB Exhibitors Can Be First To Benefit from Powerful Suite of Outsourced Sales, Business Development & Marketing Services –
WESTON, CT â€“ Strategy + Communications, a leading provider of marketing consulting services to the media and entertainment industry, today announced a strategic alliance with MAR$AR Sports & Entertainment, Bedford Hills, NY, a global consulting company focused on sales and business development to the sports and entertainment television business. more
Helsinki, Finland â€“ January 2010â€¦ For those working in film sound production, there are always unique challenges such as rain, dust, and noise to contend with. Finnish winters, however, add a new twist to the never-ending saga of harsh working conditions: extreme cold. Image handling location sound responsibilities in a place where the temperature reaches -27 Celsius / -6 Fahrenheit. Such is the case for sound recordist Tuomas Klaavo, who along with associate Mikko MÃ¤kelÃ¤, operates Helsingin ElokuvaÃ¤Ã¤nitys Oy (Helsinki Movie Sound Ltd.). When itâ€™s so cold that cables become stiff and brittle, the time is ripe for a wireless solution, which for Klaavo, means deploying his arsenal of Lectrosonics gear. more
KORG USA PARTNERS WITH UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAâ€™S THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC FOR NEW PROGRAM
â€” Korg, Marshall and VOX products provide the infrastructure for Thornton Schoolâ€™s new degree in popular music performance â€”
Korg USA, exclusive U.S. distributor of the Korg, Marshall, LÃ‚G and VOX brands, has recently partnered with the University of Southern Californiaâ€™s (USC) Thornton School of Music to help provide the integral tools for the schoolâ€™s new Bachelor of Music degree program in Popular Music Performance. After several years of development, the school launched the new program in Fall 2009, and it is considered to be the first of its kind within a major U.S. university. The programâ€™s launch coincided with the Thornton Schoolâ€™s 125th Anniversary, which reinforced its status as Los Angelesâ€™ oldest cultural institution. As part of the partnership, Korg USA supplied a number of Korg Music Workstations, Arranger keyboards, Marshall and VOX amplifiers, and other products for the new course track. more
In the 1960s, VOX amplifiers gained international status as the guitar amplifier used by the Beatles. Now, VOX Amplification is pleased to be included in the best-selling new video game, The Beatlesâ„¢: Rock Bandâ„¢.
The Beatles: Rock Band represents the first time fans will be able to experience The Beatlesâ€˜ musical career for themselves. From the early touring days in 1963 Liverpool to the immortal, final performance on the Apple Corps rooftop, fans can follow in the bandâ€˜s footsteps as they traverse the globe during the height of Beatlemania. more
Visual communications guru Richard Harrington to present progressive workshop on cost-effective business strategies utilizing popular social media networks
Future Media Concepts (FMC), the premier authorized digital media training organization for postproduction, broadcast, and content creators, is pleased to announce a unique social media workshop for business professionals. Richard Harrington, CEO of visual communications firm RHED Pixel, will be presenting â€œSocial Media for Business Professionalsâ€? at FMCâ€™s Washington D.C. and New York branches on March 9th and 10th, 2010, respectively. Harrington is an expert in communication strategy, motion graphic design, digital video and project management. He has gained international recognition through the co-authoring of several publications, including Producing Video Podcasts, Photoshop for Video, and official books for both AppleÂ® and AdobeÂ®. He has also helped numerous profit and non-profit groups develop communication outreach programs. Harringtonâ€™s specialized workshop is geared to educate business more
â€” DiGiCo, a U.K.-based manufacturer of groundbreaking digital mixing consoles and FPGA designs, joins forces with Waves, a leading provider of audio DSP solutions, to develop breakthrough products for the live sound industry â€”
â€” Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing software and hardware solutions, and DiGiCo, the renowned UK-based manufacturer of some of the world’s most popular, successful and groundbreaking digital mixing consoles, have announced a technology agreement. The joint announcement was made today at the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, by Mick Olesh, Waves Executive VP, Sales and Marketing, and DiGiCo Managing Director James Gordon and DiGiCo Marketing Director David Webster.
Waves and DiGiCo have agreed to work together to integrate Wavesâ€™ new SoundGrid technology into DiGiCo’s single FPGA Stealth Digital Processing products for the live sound industry. Further details about this strategic alliance are to be unveiled over 2010.
Final Frame Post, a New York City based post production service provider completed the color correction and digital intermediate services for four films that are premiering at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
The films are competing in the feature documentary and NEXT categories and include: more