Prime Focus, a global visual entertainment services group, has completed digital intermediate work on â€œSympathy For Delicious,â€? the highly-anticipated directorial debut from actor Mark Ruffalo. Featuring a star-studded cast including Orlando Bloom, Juliette Lewis, Laura Linney, Ruffalo and writer/producer Chris Thornton, the film makes its world premiere January 23 at the Sundance Film Festival, where it is nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. more
Archive for January, 2010
Highly Anticipated Orchestral Score Written and Produced by Acclaimed “Battlestar Galactica” Composer Bear McCreary
New York – January 21st, 2010 – Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with CapcomÂ®, proudly presents Dark Voidâ„¢ Original Soundtrack featuring the original orchestral score composed by Bear McCreary for the new third-person action game Dark Void. Developed by Airtight Studios and Capcom, Dark Void combines the thrill of soaring jetpack action with unique vertical cover and on-ground combat. Dark Void marks the first time that Bear McCreary, the composer of popular sci-fi TV series “Battlestar Galactica,” has created a score for a video game. The Dark Void Original Soundtrack will release on February 9th, 2010 to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com, and will be available for digital download on Sumthing Digital www.sumthingdigital.com. more
Milford, NH â€“ January 2010â€¦ Earthworks, Inc., a leading manufacturer of High Definition Microphonesâ„¢ for recording, live sound, and test/measurement applications, proudly introduces the SR40, 40kHz High Definition Microphone. Offering a wealth of featuresâ€”most notably an extended high frequency response, extremely fast impulse response, short diaphragm settling time, near-perfect cardioid polar pattern, and high rejection of sounds from the rear of the microphoneâ€”the new SR40 makes an exceptional choice for a myriad of miking applications from drum overheads to miking a guitar cabinet, or as a solo microphone. more
PALM Expo, Cinema India, Musician Expo, Among Events Under Diversified Umbrella
January 21, 2010 (Portland, ME) Diversified Business Communications, a leading producer of events, publications and eMedia, has acquired a number of India-based events and publications that focus on entertainment, music and entertainment technology. Diversified announced the acquisition of PALM Expo as well as Cinema India Expo, Musician Expo, and the recently launched Info Communica Expo from Infocast Systems. The publications acquired support the event program and include Pro Sound Systems, Studio Systems and Cinema Systems. Diversified brings international experience to the new relationship, serving 15 specialized business sectors and organizing over 90 events annually. The Indian business, which is known as Diversified Communications India Pvt Ltd, is a 100% subsidiary of Diversified Business Communications, more
Nashville, TN â€“ January 2010â€¦ For sports reporter Mark Howard, chasing down interviews is a way of life during the Nashville Predator hockey games. Whether heâ€™s conducting an interview at the bench or from a remote corner of Sommet Centerâ€”the Predatorsâ€™ home arenaâ€”the audio is consistently clear and trouble-free, thanks to the rock solid performance of Lectrosonics wireless equipment. more
HOLLYWOOD and SAN JOSE, CA (January 21, 2010) â€“ ActiveVideo Networksâ„¢, the global leader in cloud-based interactive television, and Trailer Park, the industry’s largest entertainment marketing agency, today announced that Trailer Parkâ€™s recently formed Advanced Content Group (TPAC) has become the first major content developer to officially embrace the power of the ActiveVideoÂ® CloudTVâ„¢ platform currently in close to 5 million homes. more
CHICAGO, IL â€“ â€˜â€™Botnik,â€™â€™ the animated short produced by Calabash Animation () and directed by Calabashâ€™s Jacqueline Smessaert-Brennan wrapped up its film festival run at the end of 2009 with appearances at Filmstock in Luton, UK; Tallgrass Film Festival, Wichita, KS; and the Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival, Ojai, CA.
In the last few months â€œBotnikâ€? appeared at Comic Con Independent Film Festival, San Diego, CA; Raindance Film Festival, London; Valley Con, Fargo, ND; LA Shorts Fest, Los Angeles, CA; and Temecula Valley Film and Music Festival. more
LEIGHTRONIX, a leading provider of television automation, video servers, and Internet streaming solutions, announces having shipped its 15,000th automation system, delivered its 5,000th digital server channel, and closed the year with record sales.
A pioneer in the video industry, LEIGHTRONIX offered some of the first modular alternatives to complex station automation systems. LEIGHTRONIX was one of the first companies to provide a full line of low-cost, playback systems which uniquely addressed the needs of locally originated television channel operators. more
SIS LIVE selects 12 Crystal Vision logo keyers for ITV’s Champions League football and latest outside broadcast vehicle
SIS LIVE, Europeâ€™s largest provider of outside broadcast and satellite uplink facilities, has selected 12 of Crystal Vision’s MultiLogo V431 logo keyers for its transmission of the ITV UEFA Champions League football and as part of the technology currently being installed into its new Outside Broadcast vehicle, OB 1.
Following extensive evaluation, six of the MultiLogos are being used in the three vehicles servicing SIS LIVEâ€™s contract to supply the outside broadcast facilities to ITV Sport for its coverage of the 18 live matches in the 2009/2010 UEFA Champions League football, with three of the logo keyers located in OB 7, two in OB 3 and one in Unit 12. more
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, announced that a new Boris Continuum Unit, Materials, is now available. The Boris Continuum Materials Unit includes 15 Boris Continuum Complete filters for creating realistic surfaces and animated organic backgrounds.
The Boris Continuum Materials Unit generates realistic textures such as Steel Plates, Bricks, Clouds, Granite, Wooden Planks, and Rock. The textures are procedurally-generated to ensure smooth render at any scale. Each filter provides a variety of animation parameters including controls for the color, width, height, and other aspects of the material. Many of the filters allow users to add 3D detail and lighting to the material surface. more