VFX Studio Completes Fourth Collaboration with Academy AwardÂ®-Winning Directors
LOS ANGELESâ€”True Grit, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, opening nationwide today, marks the fourth collaboration between Luma Pictures and Academy AwardÂ®-winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen. The Los Angeles visual effects house produced some 360 VFX shots for the new film, the highest shot count on a Coen Brothersâ€™ film to date. Still, if all those CG elements attract little special notice from audiences, the Luma team will be pleased. It will be a sign that they have done their job. more
Archive for December 22nd, 2010
VFX Studio Completes Fourth Collaboration with Academy AwardÂ®-Winning Directors
Aurynâ€™s new groundbreaking iPad app â€œAURYN INKâ€? creates the authentic simulation of watercolor painting. This revolutionary tool, geared for intermediate to high level artists and watercolor hobbyists, provides everything a watercolorist would need to create, export and share beautiful works of art. You’ve never had this much fun watching paint dry!
Currently in the top 50 apps on the iTunes chart, Auryn Ink is being offered for free through the holidays, $1.99 thereafter.
Get it here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/auryn-Auryn%20Ink/id407668628?mt=8
Auryn Ink enables users to create paintings with the touch of a finger anywhere at any time and is intuitive and easy to navigate.
Auryn Inkâ€™s Key features:
â€¢ Watercolor simulation with edge darkening, granulation and back-run effects that all evolve and take form in real-time while you paint.
â€¢ Choice of canvas texture that affects your brush strokes and paint more
Metal artist and engineer Chris Hackett uses discarded parts to build unique items that can assist in survival.
Burbank, CA-AlphaDogs Post Production is pleased to announce completion of the TV pilot Stuck With Hackett for The Science Channel. A survivor man show that follows metal artist and engineer Chris Hackett as he uses discarded parts to build items including; a beacon made out of a car battery and a make shift air conditioner good enough to keep cool in the Mojave desert.
Producer Korelan Matteson chose AlphaDogs as her post facility based on their stellar reputation for flexibility and quick delivery of projects without compromising quality. â€œAlphaDogs can definitely get the job done, no doubt about that, but what sets them apart is the kind and professional manner of all more
Kodak is offering a 50-percent discount to Sundance Institute Fellows on any Kodak camera negative or reversal stock as part of their ongoing efforts to support the next generation of filmmakers. All Sundance Lab Screenwriting, Directing or Producing Fellow alumni who are beginning principal photography on their Lab project are eligible. The offer extends through 2011.
â€œWeâ€™re thrilled to collaborate with Kodak on this new discount and support an even greater number of our filmmakers,â€? says Sundance Institute Producer in Residence Anne Lai. â€œWe often see filmmakers struggle to not only get their films off the ground, but also make difficult choices on what best supports their creative vision in the face of challenging budgets. This discount will go a long way in helping them.â€? more
HBO ARCHIVES & TCM WRAPS 75TH ANNIVERSARY
CELEBRATION OF THE MARCH OF TIMEÂ® DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Turner Classic Movies New Yearâ€™s Day marathon to include â€˜lostâ€™ pilot
NEW YORK, Dec 1, 2010 â€“ HBO ArchivesÂ® and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) wrap-up the year-long 75th anniversary celebration of the groundbreaking theatrical journalism series The March of Time with a six hour New Yearâ€™s Day marathon on TCM.
The award-winning series The March of Time was produced by Time magazine from 1935 to 1967. The series appeared in theaters nationwide and covered a full spectrum of notable events in news, politics and sports. The March of Time is credited with the creation of documentary newsgathering through the use of reenactments. Footage from The March of Time has recently been restored by HBO Archives.
The 75th anniversary events have included screenings at the National Gallery of Art in more
Milpitas, CA – December 22, 2010 – Blackmagic Design announced today a major update to DaVinci Resolve, the worldâ€™s most popular high-end color grading system on Mac OS X and Linux.
Clair Brothers Audio Systems Hoists JBL VerTec Line Array System At New York Cityâ€™s Beacon Theatre
Professional audio design and installation company, Clair Brothers Audio Systems, has installed a complete JBL VerTec line array system in New Yorkâ€™s famous Beacon Theatre. The installation marks the third audio retrofit of an MSG-owned venue by Clair Brothers, which has also installed JBL VerTec line arrays in New Yorkâ€™s Radio City Music Hall and the Chicago Theatre.
Part of a $16 million full venue renovation, Clair Brothers relied on JBLâ€™s new DPDA-equipped powered line array elements, featuring AES digital audio, BSS Omnidrive HD signal processing, and HiQnet compatibility. A total of 16 JBL VerTec VT4888DP-DA powered midsize line array elements with DrivePackÂ® technology are included in left-right arrays of eight per side, with three VT4880A fullsize arrayable subwoofers per side. In addition, two VT4888 midsize line array elements and two VT4882 midsize arrayable subwoofers provide top balcony fill, with four VT4487ADP-DA powered compact line array elements providing more
Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group today announced the introduction of its CPX9 Portable Series LCD projector, ideal for use in classrooms, conference rooms, on the road or anywhere a lightweight, high-quality, high-value projector is needed.
Weighing less than five pounds and measuring just 12 x 8.7 x 3 inches, the CPX9 can project images up to 300 inches (diagonal measurement) with XGA resolution, 3,200 lumens brightness and 16.7 million colors. It features an exclusive Whiteboard Mode that adjusts the projectorâ€™s brightness when used with a whiteboard, to reduce glare and eye strain. Another feature unique to Hitachi projectors is its Template function that displays lines, circles or a world map, making it easier to write on an interactive whiteboard.
The CPX9 provides HDMI, S-Video and composite video inputs, an RGB computer video input and monitor output, two RCA audio inputs, and an audio more
When Irelandâ€™s national broadcaster, RTÃ‰ Radio upgraded its Studio 10 sports studio recently, it took the networkâ€™s tally of Studer OnAir 3000 digital consoles to 19. While 10 are located in the main RTE campus, one occupies an RTE studio in a nearby shopping centre, and the other eight are distributed over five regional studio centres.
The broadcasterâ€™s relationship with Studer extends back many years to the A80 tape machines, which were in use in RTÃ‰ Radio for many years, and over the past six years they have systematically upgraded all the main radio studios, replacing various analogue consoles with the OnAir 3000 series â€” Studio 10 being the last in line.
RTÃ‰ Radioâ€™s resident studio guru, Seamus Power, drew up the initial list of requirements for the new desk and the contract for the installation was awarded to local company, Audiohead Ltd, who have extensive experience more
LEIGHTRONIX announced today that the UltraNEXUS-SDI video server/system controller has been updated with an all-new audio interface, providing connectivity for digital or analog audio signals.
The new audio interface provides options for connecting to a wide range of professional video and audio equipment. Audio may be embedded within the SDI (serial digital interface) video signal or input independent of the SDI video as a digital or analog audio signal.
Supported Audio Signal Formats:
Embedded Audio â€” Digital Audio (SMPTE 272M) Embedded within the Digital SD-SDI Video Signal (SMPTE 259M)
Digital Audio â€” AES3 Digital Audio (IEC 60958 Type 1 Balanced)
Analog Audio â€” Balanced Two Channel Audio
The UltraNEXUS-SDI is equipped with two digital playback channels. The embedded, digital, and analog audio outputs are always enabled, for simple configuration and connection. Users can easily select more