Archive for March, 2010

Company 3 Sponsors the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Company 3 has signed on as an Industry Sponsor of the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

As an Industry Sponsor, Company 3 is offering $100,000 in postproduction services to the winners of the Best New York Narrative and Best New York Documentary Awards, co-hosting the New York Filmmakers party on April 20th, and providing postproduction services to Tribeca for its promotional trailers. more

Sennheiser Unstoppable Amid Extreme RF Congestion at NBA Halftime Show

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Arlington, Texas – March 31, 2010: This year’s NBA All Star Game brought some 108,000 basketball fans to the “Texas-sized� Dallas Cowboys Stadium, a record-breaking number for the sport. Consistent with the high-profile spectacle of the event, which included several days of games and skills contests, the big game’s halftime show rivaled that of the Super Bowl, being broadcast to 215 countries in 44 languages. Columbian pop sensation Shakira and R&B superstar Alicia Keys delivered their stellar performances with “wired� fidelity and rock-solid reliability, over thirty channels of Sennheiser 5000 and 2000 Series wireless microphones and G2 and G3 monitoring systems. The Sennheiser gear ably navigated the RF space, which, like the stadium itself, was filled to capacity. In addition, a range of Sennheiser wired microphones handled the backline. more

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Chris Volckmann Named Executive Producer of Superfad/ Seattle

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Superfad has named Chris Volckmann Executive Producer of the Seattle office. Volckmann has been a senior producer with the company since 2008 and has been instrumental in numerous projects including the recent Sony “Make.Believe� film series, Voila featuring Wyclef Jean and the award-winning Sprint campaign for Goodby, Silverstein and Partners.
“At Superfad we continually challenge ourselves as a creative entity – to extend our reach in a meaningful and compelling way,� says Superfad Co-Founder Kevin Batten. “Chris has more than earned a place in that evolution with a view of the future while being passionate about producing great work today.� more

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RUNNER RUNNER Kicks It Into High Gear

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Production company has a new EP, a new national ad campaign, a win in an international film competition—and a plan for bigger things to come.
Minneapolis—RUNNER RUNNER expected big things when it hired Ian Bearce as executive producer—it just didn’t expect them to happen so fast. Within a month of the arrival of Bearce—formerly head of production at Los Angeles-based Partizan, one of the top commercial production companies in the United States—RUNNER RUNNER booked its biggest project to date, a new national spot for insurance giant Allianz and Minneapolis agency Campbell Mithun. Josh Thacker, one of the company’s bright, young directors, then took top prize in “The Story Beyond the Still,� an international film competition sponsored by Canon and Vimeo. more

Small Tree’s Shared Storage Networking Technology Provides Performance and Flexibility for Matchpoint Studios

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Matchpoint Studios recently installed shared storage technology from Small Tree to improve project management.

A national, full-service, state-of-the-art production and post-production corporation featuring a team of talented and experienced creative professionals, Tampa-based Matchpoint Studios offers a one-stop shop for clients looking for powerful, tailored creative services and solutions. As talented as its team is, strict project deadlines and technological limitations in the company’s facility necessitated that Matchpoint make changes in order to maximize workflow. more

Bully Pictures Draws a Crowd for the US Census

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Production company also wraps up work for Suzuki, Cadillac, Panda Express, Johnson & Johnson, Lowe’s stores, and more.
LOS ANGELES— A new national advertising campaign for the U.S. Census, directed by Bully Pictures’ Fredrik Callinggard for IW Group/Draft FCB, makes its point about the importance of completing the government’s census form through the use of some remarkable cinematic magic. Each of the eight spots employs the same premise: a man crosses a street with his young daughter to deposit his census form in a mail box. As he does so, the camera performs a graceful 360 degree pan around him, while revealing that the street behind him—which had been deserted—is suddenly filled with people applauding his action. more

CBC HALIFAX AUDIO TRUCK GEARS UP FOR DIGITAL FUTURE WITH SOLID STATE LOGIC C200 HD CONSOLE

C200 Services Music Recording and Live Broadcast
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – CBC has recently upgraded one of its music production remote trucks with a 128-channel, 32 fader Solid State Logic C200 HD Digital Production Console. The C200 HD is used for both live broadcast and recording of concerts and events for radio and television in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The console offers the advanced features and great sound of an SSL console for capture, while providing the power and flexibility to accomplish post production mixing when needed. more

TEAK AND MR. YOUTH COLLABORATE FOR H&M BRANDED PERFORMANCE IN SF

55 stylish kids surprise the public at Union Square in San Francisco with a hip hop dance battle that showcases the latest H&M Kids fashion. more

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The Perfect ENG Style Remote Operated Lighting Unit – the ikan LED Box

Houston, Texas (March 31, 2010). The LED Box is the perfect ENG-style remote-controlled lighting unit, which comes complete with remote, lighting unit and stand. In addition to standard AC power, the LED Box can also be powered by optional Professional Battery Packs, using the Professional Battery Plates. The interchangeable bulbs (that can be changed out easily in the field) come in four different varieties; daylight spot, daylight flood, tungsten spot and tungsten flood. This completely wireless field lighting solution is the first of its kind and sure to become an integral part of your field production kit. more

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Ross Video Releases CWDM Fiber solutions at NAB 2010

Iroquois, ON, Canada – March 31, 2010 – Ross Video will be releasing a range of CWDM optical transmitters, optical muxes and optical demuxes to allow customers to fully utilize available bandwidth on their existing fiber connections. more

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