Archive for August, 2011

Jands Vista v2 is a Star On Hellbillies Tour


Norwegian Lighting designer Roy Arne Wold is using a Jands Vista T2 console, with the next generation Vista v2 software, to control lighting and video on the current “Hellbillies” tour.

The Hellbillies are a country rock band – with slightly more emphasis on the rock than the country – and among Norway’s most popular recording artists, with 12 albums under their belts and a large and loyal live following. more

XL Video tours The Suburbs with Arcade Fire


XL Video continues the worldwide supply of production video equipment and crew to multi award winning Canadian indie rockers, Arcade Fire, for the final UK and European festival leg of their acclaimed tour.
This follows the massive success of their third album, The Suburbs, which topped the charts in many territories on release including the UK and US, and is shortlisted for the high profile 2011 Polaris Music Prize. more

AES Pre-Convention Splash As Oral History Project Hits Facebook, Twitter & YouTube

50 X 50 Campaign Breaks 9.4.11 With Audio Luminary DVD Highlight Clips

NEW YORK: Penetrating, insightful, illuminating and entertaining, the on-going AES DVD Oral History Project is dedicated to preserving the genius of iconic audio pioneers in their own words. In conjunction with the upcoming 131st AES Convention set for Oct. 20 – 23rd at NY’s Javits Center, Committee Chair Jim Anderson developed a fast-paced series of YouTube clips and rousing video promo videos to highlight the series.

Beginning 9.4.11, one video per day will automatically be delivered to the phones of the subscribers. The promos will also be posted on YouTube and Facebook and Twitter. The campaign will wrap on October 23rd, 2011, the last day of the 131st Convention.

In addition giving Convention attendees and all pro audio enthusiasts a ‘taste’ of the DVDs, Anderson created 17 masterful 1950′s – style movie more

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In A Place Post Completes Color Correction On ‘Saved By The Bell’ Viral Spoof Featuring Miles Fisher of ‘Final Destination 5′ Fame

In an age of spoofing and viral videos, Miles Fisher of “Final Destination 5” pays homage to the classic TV series “Saved by the Bell” with an added gory twist. Featuring Color Correction by In A Place Post, the ‘90s-inspired spoof features Fisher and his fellow Final Destination co-stars getting into deadly mishaps while preparing for the big dance.

To view the viral music video, please visit:


Set to Fisher’s own pop single “New Romance,” the music video starts off as a bubble-gum version of high school in the ‘90s. This innocent depiction is shattered when fellow “Final Destination” star Ellen Wroe is comically crushed by a row of lockers. The stage is set for the rest of this tragicomedy, which even features a re-creation of Jessie Spano’s notorious caffeine pill binge.

“The filmmakers did a great job of lighting the set to look like a more


WAYNE, N.J. – With an infusion of fun and adventure in all the work he does, Paul Cronin specializes in high-speed, extreme-condition footage for his company, WhiteCap Video. The shoots for his high-end boat reviews require his keen sense of the elements along with gear that can face the tough conditions of humidity and temperature while capturing steady shots. Cronin counts on the Fujinon ZA17x7.6BE HD ENG lens on his Sony XDCAM HD PMW-500 camcorder and the Fujinon TS-P58A image stabilizer.


The first thing Cronin looks for in a lens is how sharp it is. “I need it to maintain a meticulous back focus,” he said. “I’ve found Fujinon to be more stable in its back focus. It stays sharp. Using my ZA17x7.6BE, I was very happy with the extra focal length.”

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Lighting Designers for Activision and Nintendo Booths at E3 Expo 2011 Choose Prelite Studios

Nintendo booth

Nintendo booth

Activision and Nintendo always draw crowds at the E3 Expo 2011 (formerly the Electronic Entertainment Expo), so when it came time to previsualize high-energy lighting and video elements for the software developers’ booths lighting designers Butch Allen and Chris Medvitz decided to partner with Prelite Studios, LLC to maximize their time and creativity.

The premier tradeshow for computer and video games and related products, E3 Expo 2011 was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center where it attracted almost 47,000 attendees. Heavy-hitters Activision and Nintendo were among the major participants. Activision showcased Modern Warfare 3, the new Call of Duty Elite online platform, Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure, Prototype 2 and more. At Nintendo the focus was on its DS, Wii, 3DS and new Wii U platforms along with a roster of games.

“The more

Travelers Insurance Dog Finds Peace Of Mind With CG Help From motion504

Chopper, the lovable-but-anxious dog who goes to great lengths to protect his prized bone, makes a comeback in a new campaign for Travelers Insurance with CG help from broadcast design & animation company motion504.


Created by ad agency Fallon, the four spots, “Cat Burglar,” “Stolen Bone,” “Puppy Love,” and “Soapbox Car,” follow a similar theme as Chopper frets about guarding his bone until peace-of-mind comes in the form of the Travelers red umbrella.

To view the “Cat Burglar” and “Stolen Bone,” please visit:

“After shooting four commercials for Travelers, and with little time to finish, I looked to motion504 to help with graphic solutions to my endframes; they were both creative and fast, which is what I needed,” says Myles Allpress, Fallon Art Director. “With very little briefing, the motion504 guys 3D modeled umbrellas from more

Charlex Falls in Love with Verizon

Lopez Negrete recently enlisted the help of Charlex to bring to life a unique and entertaining :60 spot for Verizon’s newest campaign.

“They came to us with a concept that was truly unique for their client,” reported Charlex director Ryan Dunn. “They wanted to create a direct sales spot with a story but no live-action. Instead, they wanted to tell the story strictly through character animation. It was a fun challenge, and one we were up for.”

The storyline is simple but effective: a guy is in love with a girl in Alaska, but their Internet connection freezes and their relationship turns cold. Verizon comes along and saves the day, and the boy meets another girl from a much warmer part of the globe. Charlex’s quirky visuals perfectly echo the silly romance and the spot’s intentionally naïve qualities.

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IBC Debut For HARMAN’s Studer Low-Cost Vista Digital Console and Compact Stagebox


POTTERS BAR, United Kingdom – HARMAN’s Studer is extending its popular Vista 5 M2 range of digital broadcast and production consoles to include a 22-fader option, realising the lowest cost Vista ever to be made available and accompanying it with a new low-cost, Compact Stagebox.

Like its bigger brothers the 32 and 42 fader versions, the new model is optionally equipped with new TFT metering, capable of displaying signal levels from mono through to 5.1 channels on each input, with a configurable lower area which can be used to display bus assignments, surround images or the unique ‘History Mode’, where a scrolling audio waveform displays signal anomalies and highlights them for up to 50 seconds to allow the engineer to identify where the event occurred. Metering for ‘layer 2’ signals can also be viewed, while the Control Bay screen can be more

Alcorn McBride Products Dominate in New “Moonlight” Pre-Show at French Theme Park Futuroscope



Alcorn McBride’s LightCue Pro, along with Alcorn’s V4 Pro, Video Binloop and an integrated PC running Alcorn’s Touch Interface software, play key roles in “Moonlight,” the new pre-show for “The Little Prince” 4D attraction at Futuroscope in Poitiers, France.

The Futuroscope theme park is known for innovative multimedia and cutting-edge technology. For “Moonlight,” a luminous tube leads visitors through a snail shell-shaped area filled with a giant underwater backdrop and huge, abstract mechanical representations of jellyfish, dolphins, an octopus and a ray. These animatronic creatures are suspended from the ceiling; 5-meter high algae grows out of the floor. When the music begins, the creatures start to move – the dolphins dive gracefully, the ray floats, the octopus stretches his legs. They are lit from within, changing colors and flashing lights to the music as bubbling more


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