BURBANK, CA, JUNE 27, 2011—Taking on some of the more severe conditions of the Costa Rican Jungle, Bexel recently headed into the region with a substantial amount of weather resilient gear and support staff to help ensure the success of the production of NBC’s new reality TV series, Love in the Wild. To make certain the crew had the right equipment while shooting for the series, Lock & Key Productions, a division of Endemol USA, selected Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, to supply the proper solutions and support. more
Archive for June 27th, 2011
City Films’ Award Winning Filmmaker/Director Sandy Smolan Shoots Documentary About Safe Syringes in Hopes to Save Lives Globally
Hollywood, CA, June 27, 2011 – City Films’ award winning filmmaker/director Sandy Smolan has begun principal photography on a new documentary film, with initial shooting in Tanzania, about a 20-year effort to develop a safe syringe that has the potential to save millions of lives annually. Produced in conjunction with “LIFESAVER,” a non-profit organization based in the UK, the documentary is entitled “1.3 Million Reasons To Re-Invent the Syringe.” Smolan also directs features and television series, and is exclusively repped commercially with newly launched City Films, Hollywood.
After learning that the leading cause of AIDS and Hepatitis would be through syringe transmission, Lifesaver founder Marc Kosca redesigned existing syringes so that they would automatically disable and couldn’t be reused. Though the device has proven to be remarkably effective in stopping the spread of infectious diseases, he has had to more
For the artists at Dashing, magic doesn’t seem so mysterious. This is proven true in a :60 spot for Hyundai, produced in collaboration with past live action partner, OPC, for Innocean Worldwide.
Magic Wand stars a band of four buddies who discover a magic wand on the side of the road. They immediately conjure up a Hyundai Accent and the crew launches into an urban adventure. The wand is used to change red stoplights to green, transport food-bearing waiters into their car, make the guitar-strumming hula girl on their dashboard come to life, and transport one lucky bachelor into another Hyundai full of attractive females.
Dashing worked with OPC Director Clay Weiner to fulfill Innocean’s vision for the project, creating magic effects that were succinct, even believable in their simplicity of execution. “Our main challenge was creating magical appearing/disappearing effects that were simple more
Creative concept studio Solid was recently approached by Electronic Arts (EA) and its BioWare division to work on two initiatives, which debuted at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The first was a VFX trailer announcing the March 2012 release of action RPG “Mass Effect 3,” one of BioWare’s most successful game franchises, and the second was a comprehensive graphics package for the game developer’s new web-based network, BioWare TV, and video game show “Pulse.”
To view the work, please visit: http://www.solidla.com/projects/ea-games-mass-effect-3
For the “Mass Effect 3″ trailer, Solid’s mission was to create an iconic way of opening and closing the gameplay-driven piece – signature animations that would be used for all upcoming trailers. Taking general design concepts and looks provided by the client, Solid crafted the look of the Omni-Blade, a more
Acclaimed Documentary on Pennsylvania Treasurer Who Committed Suicide at Televised Press Conference to Premiere in Los Angeles in Tandem with Digital Release
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, June 27, 2011 – More than 24 years after the shocking televised suicide of Pennsylvania Treasurer R. Budd Dwyer that topped headlines and newscasts across the country, Los Angeles filmmaker James Dirschberger’s documentary about the life of the revered, yet much scrutinized politician, HONEST MAN: THE LIFE OF R. BUDD DWYER, will make its L.A. premiere at Cinema Speakeasy at the Royal/T in Culver City on July 29. Members of Dwyer’s family including son Rob Dywer and sister Mary Kun will participate in a post screening Q&A. In conjunction with the premiere, HONEST MAN will be released across multiple digital platforms including Amazon VOD and Hulu, as well as on the newly re-launched website for HONEST MAN that will feature unparalleled access to the Dwyer archives.
HONEST MAN is a skillfully crafted independent feature documentary that retraces the life of Budd Dwyer, a Pennsylvania politician who more
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, today announced that Boris Transfer AE is now available for Adobe After Effects running under both Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Previously known as Boris XML Transfer, Boris Transfer AE is an Adobe After Effects plug-in designed for seamless transfer of Avid and Apple Final Cut Pro program sequences to After Effects.
Boris Transfer AE preserves all aspects of an Avid Media Composer or Apple Final Cut Pro project including edits, cuts, dissolves, and treatments. In addition, Boris Transfer AE offers the unique ability to translate Boris Continuum Complete effects used in Avid or Final Cut Pro projects to corresponding Boris Continuum Complete effects in After Effects.
“The ability to transfer Avid program sequences to After Effects with titles, dissolves, and Boris Continuum Complete effects intact saves us a significant amount of time,” more
Soundelux’s Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers Explore the Sounds of Good and Evil in Warner Bros.’ Epic “Green Lantern”
Hollywood— Warner Bros. Pictures’ summer action adventure Green Lantern brings the enduringly popular comic book hero to the big screen for the first time. Directed by Martin Campbell and starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Mark Strong, the film serves up the tale of a cocky test pilot who comes into possession of a ring that gives him super powers and sweeps him into an intergalactic conflict threatening the Earth.
Green Lantern posed a number of significant challenges for its sound team, led by Academy Award-winning Supervising Sound Editors Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers of Soundelux. Most obviously were the film’s many spectacular visual effects sequences, which included several titanic battles between the film’s superhero title character, who has the ability to create anything he sees in his mind, his nemesis, Hector Hammond, and a mysterious, malevolent force known as Parallax. more
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, June 27, 2011 – Following its award-winning sold out debut earlier in June at the Brooklyn Film Festival, filmmaker and fashion photographer Alexandra Roxo’s MARY MARIE will hit the big screen once more, but this time with style and flair at NewFest, New York’s premier Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgendered film festival. MARY MARIE will screen during NewFest on Friday, July 22 at 8pm at Cinema Village, 22 E. 12th St., New York, NY 10003. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/ifT6sa.
Alexandra Roxo, known for her edgy experimental films, art and fashion photography, and her fellow NYU Tisch School of the Arts alumnus Alana Kearns-Green co-wrote and co-star as young women who bare both body and soul as they become entangled in a steamy summer love triangle in their sizzling debut indie feature MARY MARIE. Magela Crosignani’s lushly atmospheric more
Central Presentations Ltd (CPL), West Midlands and Bristol, UK, based AV rental specialist co-ordinated and supplied a full technical production package encompassing video, lighting & sound for the Overkill stage at the 2011 Glade Festival.
The completely sold out 2-day event returned to the summer festival calendar with great style, flair, excitement, colour, energy and lots of love …. in a new location, the beautiful environs of Houghton Hall near Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
Overkill at Glade 2011 was project managed for CPL by Nick Diacre from the Bristol office. It is the second year that CPL has supplied the complete stage production package to Overkill and the fifth year that Diacre has been involved in ensuring that the visuals are as creative and cutting edge as the music …. which this year included performances from Eskimo, African Hitech, The DJ Producer, Ed Rush, more