Archive for May, 2011

Sennheiser MKH 8050 Helps Deliver Transparent Sound to Winnipeg’s Centennial Concert Hall


Winnipeg – May 31, 2011 – For over four decades The Centennial Concert Hall — part of the Manitoba Centennial Center, the region’s most prestigious hub for performing arts science and culture — has served as home to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Manitoba Opera and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Considered the region’s crown jewel of performance spaces, the hall also hosts more

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Wild(child) Editor Yvette Pineyro Cuts Givenchy’s ‘Play,’ A Romantic Escapade Featuring Justin Timberlake, Filmed In The City Of Light

Wild(child) Editor Yvette Pineyro Cuts Givenchy’s ‘Play,’ A Romantic Escapade Featuring Justin Timberlake, Filmed In The City Of Light

Pineyro Cuts Movie Director Pierre Morel’s Film Noir Footage Of Paris, Giving Form + Continuity To The Global HD Spot, Which Earned Her A Nod From The AICE In The Fashion + Beauty Category

New York: Wild(child) Editorial principal Yvette Pineyro


recently cut ‘Play,’ a film noir-stye spot featuring Justin Timberlake in a romantic mélange of intrigue and stunning imagery heralding the launch of Givenchy’s new fragrance. The award-winning editor, who recently received a nod from the AICE in the fashion/beauty category for the :30 global spot, collaborated with famed feature film director Pierre Morel, who shot the footage in Paris for Anton & more

Modus FX Journeys into the Far North with Sarila


Montreal Facility Creating Canada’s First Stereoscopic Animated Feature

Montreal, Que: May 31, 2011… Modus FX has embarked on an ambitious new stereoscopic 3D journey – an 80-minute animated film called Sarila. Directed by Nancy Florence Savard, Sarila is a compelling coming-of-age story set amongst the Inuit people of the Arctic. Starring Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music, The Last Station), Geneviève Bujold (Anne of the Thousand Days, The Trotsky), Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight, Barney’s Version), Dustin Milligan (Beverly Hills 90210, Slither) and Natar Ungalaq (The Fast Runner) the production will be the first feature-length stereoscopic animated film created in Canada.

For director Savard, the film has been a labour of love for the past ten years. “Sarila tells the story of three young Inuit who strike out on their own in order to save their clan from starvation,” she said. “This is an inspirational story, full of hope. more


Fort Lee, N.J.FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will highlight a variety of recently introduced products at the 2011 InfoComm Show, which runs June 15-17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Demonstrating in Booth 5751, FOR-A will showcase its FA-9500 multipurpose signal processor, HVS-350HS HD/SD 1.5 M/E digital video switcher, FVW-500HS HD/SD video writer, LTR-100HS video archive recorder, MV-3200 Series multi-viewer and MV-1600HS Series multi-viewer.

“InfoComm has always been a key show for us,” said Pedro Silvestre, FOR-A Corporation of America, Sales Director. “It’s the world’s largest conference for the professional AV industry, which along with broadcast, is one of the top areas we serve. Our company’s research and development focuses its design criterion on products and features that will benefit video professionals working in this challenging but dynamic field. We see our more

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IRIDAS Debuts SpeedGrade NX at Cine Gear Expo 2011; Partners with Video Equipment Rentals to Demonstrate Innovative On-Set Stereo Playback Workflows

Cine Gear 2011, Booth #109

Companies to Demonstrate IRIDAS SpeedGrade NX Playing Back On-Set Stereo Dailies from ARRI ALEXA, Epic 5K and Phantom 3D Cameras; IRIDAS Also Announces Immediate Availability of FrameCycler DDS

Munich, DE (May 31, 2011) — IRIDAS ( announced today it is teaming up with Video Equipment Rentals ( at Cine Gear 2011 in Los Angeles this week to demonstrate SpeedGrade NX, IRIDAS’ newest system for color and depth grading, playback, conform and review. In the VER booth #109 at Cine Gear 2011, executives from IRIDAS and VER will be on hand to demonstrate innovative new on-set stereo daily workflows leveraging new features of SpeedGrade NX, to showcase real-time on-set daily playback of ARRI ALEXA stereo, RED EPIC 5K stereo and Phantom stereo content from SpeedGrade NX.

IRIDAS also announced today the immediate availability of FrameCycler DDS more

Cinedeck to Demonstrate Camera-to-Post, 3D Workflows at Cine Gear 2011

Cine Gear 2011 Booth #109

Cinedeck EXTREME Showcases Seamless, Multi-Format Support, Direct-to-Edit Workflow Optimized for Filmmakers, Post Production Teams

New York, NY (May 31, 2011) — Cinedeck LLC ( announced today it is teaming up with Video Equipment Rentals at Cine Gear 2011 in Los Angeles this week in the VER Booth #109, and with Radiant Images (formerly HD Camera Rentals) in its booth #S249 to demonstrate Cinedeck EXTREME v2.0 and its full support for Avid DNxHD, CineForm and Apple ProRes in a seamless camera-to-post workflow environment.

Additionally during Cine Gear 2011, Cinedeck will demonstrate the newly announced Cinedeck Stereo Option for 3D capture and playback. The Cinedeck Stereo Option adds dual camera monitoring, capture, and playback to the award-winning Cinedeck EXTREME, delivering highly mobile stereoscopic 3D capabilities to production crews of all sizes.  With the Cinedeck Stereo Option, cinematographers will have more

Digital Rapids to Showcase New 2.0 Version of TouchStream Live Streaming Appliance at InfoComm 2011

Digital Rapids LogoMay 31, 2011 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids Digital Rapids will be showcasing the new 2.0 version of the award-winning TouchStream portable encoding and live streaming appliance at the upcoming InfoComm 2011 exhibition. The version 2.0 update adds support for the Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager multi-encoder management software, enabling comprehensive remote monitoring, management and control of multiple TouchStream units from a centralized location. Additional new features in the TouchStream 2.0 upgrade include enhancements to HTTP Live Streaming for Apple(r) iPhone(r) and iPad(tm) devices and improved Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Smooth Streaming capabilities. more

Madheart Signs Director Jonas Arnby and Viral Media Specialist The Brainstormclub


LOS ANGELES—Madheart, Los Angeles, has signed internationally acclaimed commercial director Jonas Arnby for exclusive representation in the United States. The company will also serve as the U.S. representative for The Brainstormclub, the Munich-based creative collective, (co-founded by Arnby) whose ingenious and hugely popular viral ads have sparked controversy and racked up top advertising awards across Europe.
The moves are part of a new effort by Madheart, which also represents director Jan Gleie, to grow its creative roster and ramp up its sales effort. The company plans to add more directing talent shortly and has appointed Catherine De Angelis as head of sales. De Angelis will also serve as Madheart’s sales representative in the Midwest, through her company Hot Betty. more

Anton/Bauer Unveils New QR-HotSwap-AR Gold Mount for the ARRI ALEXA

Exclusive Communication Available Only with the QR-Hotswap-AR

SHELTON, CTAnton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, continues to add to its offerings of superior Gold-Mount® solutions with the introduction of the QR-HotSwap-AR Gold Mount® for the ARRI ALEXA digital camera system. anton_bauer_qr-hotswap_ar.jpg more

Top Country Artist Luke Bryan Hits The Road With Tim McGraw & New Sound


With two albums under his belt, three consecutive #1 hits—and a 2010 “Top New Artist” and “Top New Solo Vocalist” award from the Academy of County Music—country songwriter Luke Bryan kicked off the Emotional Traffic Tour opening for Tim McGraw in early April. Prior to hitting the road, production manager/FOH mixer, Pete Healey and monitor mixer Ed Janiszewski decided it was time to retool the entire audio production package for the Clair Global tour, based on conversations with other engineers and demos of the DiGiCo SD8 console. Neither had had any previous experiences working on DiGiCo consoles but were each equally blown away by the SD8′s sonics—they’re employing a SD8-24 at FOH and SD8-36 for monitors plus two DiGiRacks—as well as the feature-packed onboard options.


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