LOS ANGELESâ€”Director Jim Sonzero of Sonzero Films, Los Angeles, acclaimed for his work in games, feature films and advertising, directed spectacular 3D cinematic sequences for Killzone 3, the latest installment in the first-person shooter franchise from Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) for PlayStationÂ® 3. Developed by Guerilla Games, Killzone 3 is the first in the series to be presented in 3D. more
Archive for March, 2011
Sorenson Media Launches Squeeze Server On Premise, Becomes First Company to Deliver Enterprise Video Encoding Solution in Hybrid Cloud Model
â€¢ Solution Fully Leverages Sorenson Mediaâ€™s Award-Winning Squeeze Encoding Technology, Adapted to the Enterprise with Flexible, High-Volume Video Encoding Capacity
â€¢ Combined with Sorenson Mediaâ€™s Cloud-Based Enterprise Transcoding Solutions, Squeeze Server On Premise Enables Enterprise Users to Cost-Effectively Scale Up Capacity as Needed to Optimize Workflow
SAN DIEGO (March 1, 2011) â€“ Sorenson Media today announced the immediate availability of Sorenson Squeeze Server On Premise, which brings the full power and functionality of the award-winning Sorenson Squeeze encoding engine directly to any existing enterprise server infrastructure to provide high-volume, high-quality encoding capacity. more
Nola Pictures’ Director Rob Luehrs picked up a Silver ADDY in the “Public Service TV” category for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services spot Crib, completed via Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing.
Crib opens on a dark, moonlit room with a baby sleeping on her stomach in a stuffed animal-packed crib. Warning of the perils of sudden infant death, a voiceover states, “This baby’s in danger”; the spot closes in on the inanimate toys, growling menacingly at the baby. In a flash, the crib is clean and the baby reappears on her back in the morning light; a smiling mother lifts the healthy infant, illustrating the importance of maintaining an un-crowded crib and keeping newborns on their back during sleep.
The Austin ADDY Award Show took place on Saturday, February 12th, at the Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater.
In celebration of Black History Month, Nola Pictures’ Juan Delcan and Kenny Morrison co-directed a TV Land documentary about Chicago-based art collective AfriCOBRA (the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists), a powerful voice in the African-American arts community.
AfriCOBRA: Art For The People, written and produced by TV Land, tells the four-decades-plus history of this extraordinary group of artists in 30 minutes, taking viewers from the collective’s earliest days in Chicago at the height of the American civil rights movement to its ongoing success in 2011. Using a blend of archived and original footage, Delcan and Morrison present compelling interviews and historic still shots to introduce AfriCOBRA’s most influential artists, point to the group’s defining moments, and break down the artworks’ various layers, including the meaning of common themes of color and shapes.
The documentary – which aired Monday, Feb. 7 on more
Small Tree, the converged networking and Mac OS X experts, announced today that it will introduce GraniteSTOR LEAF, the first Converged Network Adapter (CNA) to allow AoE, iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage users the ability to run on Macs, at NAB 2011(Booth SL10505).
GraniteSTOR LEAFâ€™s primary feature is its ability to support both network and storage traffic on a single I/O adapter. LEAF enables these functions by combining the new 10 Gigabit Ethernet with the ability of FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet). With the shift to 10 GbE networking, the multi-platform LEAF is â€œfuture-proof,â€? providing peace of mind to those using AoE, iSCSI or Fibre Channel storage technology, so that they can rest easy with the knowledge that they can shift to a different storage platform down the road with little to no headache.
LEAF reduces the need for separate data and storage networks, more
New QRC-MBPA Gold Mount Allows for Additional Power Options, Leading to Longer Run-Times for On-Location and Remote Productions
LAS VEGAS â€“ Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the worldâ€™s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, will introduce the QRC-MBPA Gold Mount power solution for the Apple MacBook at the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas (Booth C7032). Now, MacBook users who are on-location or working on remote productions can connect to longer-lasting battery options via the new QRC-MBPA. more
Ross Ashton’s The Projection Studio has moved to a new purpose built office in Greenwich, East London, famous for its Observatory and historical significance as a naval port.
Apart from being an extremely pleasant area of town, the office is adjacent to Greenwich mainline railway station and ideally placed for easy access to central London, London City Airport and all prime transport arteries for getting around the country. more
Marquis Unveils New Parking and Bridging Edit Sequence Mover and Converter Utilities for Apple and Avid Workflows at NAB 2011
Marquis Unveils Powerful New Parking and Bridging Edit Sequence Mover and Converter Utilities for Apple and Avid Workflows at NAB 2011
Improved Edit Sequence and Media Interchange Increases Flexibility and Reduces Overheads in Digital Post and Broadcasting Workflows
Pangbourne, UK, 1 March 2011: Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, will be unveiling Version 2.0 of Parking Sequence Mover and Bridging Sequence Converter at NAB 2011. These major upgrades feature new functionality for mixed Avid and Apple workflows, making Parking and Bridging highly compelling utilities for a wider range of post-production and broadcast editing environments.
Parking is a cost-effective utility for moving edit sequences quickly and easily to different locations in background mode using a simple drag and drop action. more
Lightware U.S.A. is pleased to unveil its expanded new website at www.LightwareUSA.com. Completely redesigned from the ground up, the streamlined website is easy to read and navigate; many new features provide users with more in-depth information on the professional AV products manufactured by Lightware Visual Engineering in Budapest, Hungary.
â€œOur website is a lot easier on the eyes with a gray, white and red color scheme and a clean new look,â€? says sales and marketing associate Blake Dudash. â€œIt offers deeper organization and more options to access material. Thereâ€™s more content than ever before, but information is easier to find and utilize.â€?
The home page outlines the companyâ€™s modular matrix frames, modular matrix boards, stand-alone matrices, signal extenders, distribution amplifiers, interfaces and accessories. A keyword search function is now available, and a product shortcut more
Filmmaker Michael Stever, (‘Super Force,’ ‘Broadway: The Golden Age,’ & ‘Saturday Nightmares: The Movie’) not only ended 2010 with a bang, but with camera in hand kicked off 2011 directing one of the Entertainment Industry’s biggest names!
Mar 01, 2011 â€“ There are few names in entertainment who have garnered the esteem, and longevity of Vanessa Redgrave. Not only is she the personification of thespian royalty, but she is continuously praised for her inner strength and continued zest for life. Such was the case when Drama Desk Executive Producer Robert Blume contacted Ms. Redgrave’s publicist and asked if she’d be willing to contribute her ‘greasepaint lineage’ to The Drama Desk, and film an in house sizzle-reel which would bolster interest and generate buzz for this years upcoming 2011 Drama Desk Awards ceremonies.