Archive for April 6th, 2010

Trailer Park Scores Major Creative Talent, Names Darren Jaffe & Clarissa Donlevy to New Motion Graphics Department

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Trailer Park, the industry’s leading entertainment marketing agency, has hired two of the world’s top Motion Graphics executives away from internationally acclaimed motion companies. Darren Jaffe, who left Brand New School, joins Trailer Park as its Director of Motion Graphics, while Clarissa Donlevy, who left Prologue Films, joins TP as its Creative Director, Motion Graphics. The announcement was made today by Rick Eiserman, CEO, Trailer Park, Inc. more

Kodak Introduces New Super 8 Film

Kodak introduced a new color reversal film available in the Super 8 mm format today. KODAK Ektachrome 100D Color Reversal Film 7285 is a daylight-balanced, 100-speed film incorporating bright saturated colors and fine grain with excellent sharpness.

“Super 8 mm film is a versatile, affordable option for filmmakers who require the image quality and flexibility of film,� says Chris Johnson, product manager for Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging Division. “Quantum leaps in film emulsion technology have made Super 8 – once considered a hobbyist’s format – a viable option for professional filmmakers and students.� more

Visual Effects Society Student Winner Uses Autodesk Software to Bring Inspiration Alive

Autodesk Maya Software Helps Student Create Compelling Film about the Environment

In an effort to inspire and equip students to create film projects that exceed their goals, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, sponsored the Visual Effects Society (VES) second annual award for “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project�. Autodesk sponsored the annual competition to provide students with experience and software to help succeed in their careers. more

MUSICIAN’S FRIEND APPOINTS TIM WHITE AS VICE PRESIDENT, SALES, AND PAMELA TURAY AS VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES

white MEDFORD, OR, April 6, 2010 — Musician’s Friend, Inc. (MF), the largest direct response retailer of musical instruments and gear in the U.S., and a division of Guitar Center since 1999, welcomes Tim White to the position of Vice President, Sales, and Pamela Turay to the position of Vice President, Human Resources. The announcement was made by Craig Johnson, Musician’s Friend Chief Executive Officer. White’s appointment represents MF’s unified sales initiative, seeking to drive a sales culture and an exceptional customer experience at each and every touch point and across every brand; Turay’s appointment underscores MF’s strategic focus on talent management and development. more

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Spanish Ministry Collaborates with Autodesk to Train Students and Faculty

Agreement to Provide Education Software Suites for Entertainment Creation will be Part of Training in 19 Universities throughout Spain

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has signed an agreement with the Spanish Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio (Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade) to provide Autodesk Education Suites for Entertainment Creation to enable more focused training in 3D modeling, animation and rendering for faculty and students in 19 universities throughout Spain. more

THE RESEARCH LAB AT NYU’S NEW RECORDING/TEACHING COMPLEX USES GENELEC MONITORING IN AN ADVANCED 16.2 ARRAY

nyu— Genelec 8030A monitors and 7050A subwoofers offer NYU’s renowned research and teaching staff unprecedented configurability to conduct a wide variety of listening and testing experiments, furthering the knowledge base of the students and the entire professional audio industry —

— The Genelec 8030As’ small form factor and big sound combine to offer unrivalled performance for critical listening applications —

— Additionally, all department faculty members received a Genelec 6010A/5040A setup for their offices — more

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AJA Ki Pro Enables New ARRI HD Video Assist System For 35mm Film Cameras

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Upcoming 2010 feature film “Home For Christmas� used solution for on-set reviews

AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced that cinematographer John Christian Rosenlund used the AJA Ki Pro portable digital disk recorder into a video assist package to record footage shot on ARRI 35MM film cameras for review on set, in full HD with synced sound. more

Digital Domain Brings the Wonder of Samsung’s 3D TV to Life in Stereoscopic 3D Ad Campaign

dd_samsung.jpg– Leverages The Company’s High-End Proprietary S3D Pipeline Developed on Major Motion Pictures and Applies it to Commercial Production –

Digital production studio Digital Domain was tapped by Leo Burnett to bring the wondrous world of the Samsung 3D LED TV to life in a new stereoscopic 3D (S3D) advertising campaign for cinema and point-of-purchase, with 2D versions of the spots airing on TV. Digital Domain provided on-set S3D VFX supervision, working closely with directing duo TWiN of production company Rabbit and DP Mauro Fiore. The ads, part of Samsung’s “Dedicated to Wonderâ€? marketing campaign and the first 3D cinema spots ever created for a consumer electronic brand, premiered in cinemas April 2nd. more

PANASONIC ANNOUNCES THE AG-HPX370, P2 HD SHOULDER-MOUNT CAMCORDER WITH ADVANCED IMAGER AND MASTER-QUALITY 10-BIT, 4:2:2 AVC-INTRA RECORDING

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Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 HD Camcorder

SECAUCUS, NJ (April 5, 2010) – Panasonic Solutions Company today announced the immediate availability of the new AG-HPX370 P2 HD camcorder, an affordable second-generation, interchangeable lens camcorder with 10-bit, 4:2:2 , independent-frame full 1920 x 1080 resolution AVC-Intra recording.

“With a newly-developed U.L.T. imager and 10-bit 4:2:2 recording, the HPX370 is unrivaled in its class for reliable, master-quality production,� said Panasonic Solutions Company executive Robert Harris. “Unlike its competition, the HPX370 is a fully-integrated solution that requires no third-party hardware to boost its performance.� more

MULTIDYNE DEBUTS POWERFUL, HIGH-DENSITY LIGHTCUBE AT NAB 2010

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New Solution Offers Up to 80 HD Signals and Option for a Signal Generator and HD Monitors

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 6, 2010 – MultiDyne, a premier provider of fiber optic-based video and audio transport and routing solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, will unveil its brand new LiGHTCuBE fiber optic field transport system at this year’s NAB (Booth C7637). In addition, MultiDyne will also introduce the option for an HD or composite signal generator as well as HD monitors on the LiGHTCuBE, giving broadcasters unprecedented ability to test and monitor signals in the field. more

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