Archive for April 20th, 2010

Cinesite ramps up its compositing department with Nuke investment

April 20, 2010 – Cinesite (www.cinesite.com), one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has heavily expanded its compositing department by investing in a site licence of The Foundry’s Nuke compositing software. This allows the facility to host a significant number of additional seats for its visual effects artists. more

NICE SHOES SPINS OUT POST FOR ANOTHER INDIE FLICK

When Director Andy Milkis poured three years of his life into documenting the inspiring story of Nova Jazz – an elite girls’ dance troupe in 5…6…7…8, he turned to Nice Shoes Colorist Gene Curley to handle the award-winning film’s color grading. The dancers, ranging in age from 10 to 18, are based out of The Pulse Performing Arts Studio, in Bedford Hills, NY. The film begins as a “year-in-the life” of Nova Jazz, but quickly evolves into an intimate portrayal of five key members, and the woman who makes it all possible. The film is 108 minutes of performances, rehearsals and costumes that often explode with color. As one of New York’s premier VFX artists, the first-time documentarian has a special appreciation for post work, and sought out Curley to realize his full and final vision. more

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Making You Beautiful at NAB 2010: Mario Award for Beauty Box Skin Retouching Software

Video Skin Smoothing Plugin by Digital Anarchy is Voted as a ‘Significant Technical Breakthrough’

San Francisco, CA — April 20, 2010 —

Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective software for digital artists and editors, won the prestigious Mario Award at the 2010 NAB Show for its Beauty Box skin retouching software. Given annually by TV Technology magazine, this award recognizes technology that demonstrates technical breakthrough, technical excellence and forward thinking. Beauty Box provides an easy and powerful way of smoothing skin and removing blemishes in film, HD and video. more

Thought Equity Motion Opens New Toronto Office

Thought Equity Motion

World’s Leading Motion Content Solutions Provider Expands its Footprint into the Canadian Stock Footage Market

DENVER, April 20, 2010 — Thought Equity Motion, Inc., the world leader in digitizing, delivering and monetizing video content, announced today that it has opened a new sales branch in Toronto, Canada. The office is located at 100 King Street West, Suite 3700, Toronto, ON, M5V 1A9 Canada. more

Vienna State Opera’s Sound Designer Selects A Complete AKG Package To Provide Sophisticated Audio Transmissions For The Vienna Opernball

Showcasing the superior audio quality and sophistication of AKG microphones and wireless microphone systems, sound designer Professor Wolfgang Fritz recently outfitted the Vienna Opera House with a complete AKG package in preparation for Vienna’s Opernball. The package – which included the WMS4500 high-end wireless system, 19 bodypacks and various microphones – was used to support all live sound needs during the opulent promenade, and also drove the live recordings of the Opera Ball Orchestra to ensure clear, memorable reproductions. more

Telestream Vantage Wins TV Technology STAR Award at NAB Show 2010

New enterprise-class video workflow design and automation software recognized by editors as one of the most innovative technologies for the media industry

Telestream, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced that its new Vantageâ„¢ workflow design and automation software product is the recipient of the 2010 STAR Award presented by the editorial staff of TV Technology magazine at the 2010 NAB Show. more

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MANIC CONTINUES TALENT EXPANSION WITH ELKINS

New York-based Manic Design + Visual Effects has signed renowned veteran VFX Artist David A. Elkins. Elkins, a 20-year industry leader, has a reputation for transforming the impossible into reality on screen. He has collaborated on high-profile, award-winning work for top brands and agencies, and as one of the most sought after independent visual effects artists in recent times, Elkins has left his impression at many top visual effects houses throughout NYC. His decision to arrive at Manic clearly reflects and strengthens the fast growth the Manic brand has experienced in the past year. His portfolio includes spots for Diet Coke, McDonald’s, OppenheimerFunds, Miller Genuine Draft, American Express, Puma, M•A•C Cosmetics and Roche to name a few. A versatile talent, Elkins also has a hand in main title sequences for feature films, most recently 2008′s Definitely, Maybe. more

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Barix Audio over IP Devices Support Radio Broadcast Network in the Rocky Mountains

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, April 12, 2010 — Barix AG, a pioneering IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, announces that NRC Broadcasting, a Colorado company dedicated to live and local radio, has deployed a Barix Audio over IP network to distribute programming to five FM booster stations and one AM facility. more

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HEARST TELEVISION ADOPTS JVC GY-HM100 PROHD CAMCORDERS FOR NEXT GENERATION NEWSROOM PROJECT

WAYNE, NJ (April 19, 2010) – JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., announced today that Hearst Television, a station group based in New York City that reaches about 18 percent of U.S. television households through its 29 television stations, is standardizing on JVC GY-HM100 ProHD camcorders for its Next Generation Newsroom Project, a new initiative that expands local news coverage. more

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