SHELTON, CT, JUNE 20, 2011—Continuing the company’s commitment to education, Anton/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, recently donated several products to The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a non-profit program that brings a state-of-the-art and professionally staffed mobile audio and video production studio to schools, youth organizations, community events and music/technology expos throughout North America. more
Archive for June, 2011
Morris Light and Sound Rents Clay Paky Sharpy Fixtures and grandMAs for CMT Concert and Numerous Tours
Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based equipment rental company Morris Light and Sound Inc. can’t keep its new inventory of Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures on the shelves. The company is also doing a brisk business with its grandMA and grandMA light consoles. A.C.T. Lighting is the distributor for both product lines in North America.
“After getting a demo of Sharpy we purchased 24 for the upcoming Xtreme Muzik The Tour with country duo Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson,” says David Haskell, owner of Morris Light and Sound. “Then we used them on CMT’s live ‘Music Builds: CMT Disaster Relief Concert’ for the victims of the recent storms, floods and tornadoes. After that we ordered 12 more Sharpy fixtures for Jake Owen who’s supporting Keith Urban on tour.
“We’re among the first to take delivery more
CHARGED STUDIOS’ First Animated Short, “Falling Up,” Honored With The Brooklyn Film Festival’s ‘Audience Choice Award’
CHARGED STUDIOS is proud to announce that ‘Falling Up,’
(Charged Studio’s team at The Brooklyn Film Festival:L-R: Adam Miller, DP, Djuna Wahlrab, director, Adam Pierce, executive producer, Will Pike, production designer)
Written, directed and produced by Djuna Wahlrad, ‘Falling Up’ tells the story of a young man facing the adult world for the first time. The protagonist is enthusiastic about his prospects, yet the boy within him is disappointed when he sees his future unfold. The clash of ideals causes the child within the man to literally tumble out of his adult body and its world, and fall into the land of his youth.
As he wanders through his childhood he relives some of the most formative rituals children experience more
A strong working relationship grew stronger recently when the sound pros at audioEngine|west teamed up with longtime partners E.B. Lane Advertising to produce a :60 spot for the Arizona Lottery. Mixer Bob Giammarco and producer Shannon Blake handled audio post, while Composer Jason Camiolo produced an original score that perfectly complements the beautiful footage shot by True Story Films Director Cary Truelick.
Wonderful Ranch follows the story of one lucky man who waxes in wonderment over his expansive estate, his stable of horses, and his 10-gallon hat as these images appear onscreen and Camiolo’s soothing tune plays in the background. In the end, these prizes are the bounty from a winning Arizona Lottery ticket, which the narrator assures us, “You can’t win if you don’t play.”
Tool is thrilled to announce the signing of commercial, film and music video director James Brown, formerly of Smuggler/Stink. With a broad range, experience shooting around the world, and work characterized by an expansive and refreshing variety of pulse-pounding, eye-catching, and utterly memorable visual techniques, Brown is a unique talent who considerably bolsters Tool’s already impressive directing roster.
As a commercials director, Brown has established lasting creative relationships with brands such as PlayStation, Nike, adidas and Microsoft, among others. He has also shot work for Eurostar, Vodafone, eBay, Guinness, FIFA, Rolling Rock, Coca-Cola, and MasterCard. He has shepherded numerous celebrities through high-profile projects, including Eva Mendes, Andy Richter, Michael Fassbender, Ronaldinho and Wayne Rooney.
Brown’s film work includes the interactive short Dark Ride with Norman Reedus (Boondock Saints); a half hour comedy, One Wedding and a Funeral; and two LA International Short more
Artistic Image Sweeps The 32nd Annual Telly’s, Garnering Six Awards In The 3D/Graphics Category – Including Top Honours For Its FX-Driven HD Video For Ferrari
Artistic Image, (AI) Atlanta’s multi award-winning full-service creative/production/CGI company, swept the Telly Awards for the third consecutive year, garnering six awards in the 3D + Graphics Category for a mix of innovate design-driven work at the 2011 event. Partner and director of animation + design Ed Dye helmed each project, raising the creative bar with AI’s seamless signature concept-through-completion collaborative approach, which tapped into the company’s full scope of design, CGI, 3D modeling, animation, live-action production, editing, compositing and color correction services.
The Atlanta-based firm took home top honours for its photorealistic animated/CGI multi-screen series of shorts for Ferrari, entitled, “Kiosk.” The HD video presentation is the centerpiece of the Ferrari Museum at Ferrari World, a permanent exhibit at Dubailand, the billon–dollar theme park.
Pixeldust Studios Launches Non-Entertainment Unit to Provide Animation/Graphics for Govt., Corporate, Museum, Educational, Medical & Non-Profits
Bethesda, MD, June 20, 2011 – Pixeldust Studios, a multi-award winning digital animation and broadcast design studio, has launched a Non-Entertainment Division, which will provide company services to government, corporate, museum, educational and charitable groups and organizations. Ricardo Andrade, President and Creative Director, Pixeldust Studios, made the announcement.
Mr. Andrade said, “We have been fortunate enough during the past few years to have expanded our creative services to numerous clients who fall into ‘non-entertainment’ categories. While we clearly have made a name for ourselves within the non-fiction television and documentary arenas, we felt now was the appropriate time to officially launch this new company unit, which will provide our same award winning animation and motion graphics work to a much broader universe of companies, organizations and projects, on a global scale.”
Below are details from several recent Pixeldust more
Hollywood—Mark Mangini’s job is for the birds. A Sound Designer at Soundelux in Hollywood, Mangini led the sound team for Mr. Popper’s Penguins, the new film from 20th Century Fox. The summer movie season’s first live-action family comedy event stars Jim Carrey, as a businessman whose chilly relationship with his family heats up after he inherits six adorable, lovable and mischievous penguins. more
Editor Diego Panich Cuts A Surreal Spot Featuring Supermodel Kate Moss And A Giant Tap-Dancing Rabbit In A Bizarre Romantic Scenario For The Fashion-Forward Clothier, Basement
Wild(child) editor Diego Panich was tasked with creating an offbeat, surreal spot entitled ‘RABBIT,’ featuring supermodel Kate Moss dancing seductively for her unlikely romantic interest, a tap-dancing giant rabbit man. The :60 commercial hearlding the launch of the ‘Dream Collection’ for the fashion-forward international clothier, Basement, presents a captivating, yet unfathomable scenario that connects to its youthful international audience – and is quickly becoming a You Tube favorite. The award-winning cutter, represented exclusively by Wild(child) Editorial/NY in the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast, collaborated closely with acclaimed film and commercial director Martin Romanella on the high-profile spot.
“I was thrilled to have the opportunity work on a campaign for a brand that is known for its untraditional approach to advertising,” notes Panich, who cut the spot on Final Cut Pro. “Basement has an image that reflects an irreverent aesthetic inspired by the connection between fashion and modern culture, art more
Hollywood, CA, June 20, 2011 – Stun Creative, an award winning advertising agency and production company based in Los Angeles, has produced and shot the 2011 “Summer by Bravo” promotional campaign for the cable network. The campaign, comprised of a 60-second spot, along with several additional 30-second spots, has a summer camp theme and features over 20 of Bravo’s popular talent. This new summer spot follows the enormous success of last year’s rooftop party spot, where the Bravolebrities co-mingled for the first time in a network brand spot. Stun Creative also produced and shot that campaign.
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The 2011 “Summer by Bravo” spot, set against the brand new Britney Spears song “I Wanna Go,” presents these Bravolebrities attending summer camp where they engage in a variety of activities, ranging from archery more