Archive for September 23rd, 2011

Second Annual DAMMY Award Winners Unveiled

DAMMY of the Year Goes to Thomas Schleu of Canto

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BURBANK, CA – Createasphere’s Digital Asset Management Conference bestowed their DAMMY Awards this afternoon to a sold-out ballroom. The DAMMY Awards are the first honors specifically conceived to recognize excellence in innovative digital asset management technology. The DAMMY’s returned to New York and the New Yorker Hotel for the second DAMMY Awards gala luncheon.

The 2011 DAMMY Award winners are:

Best Storage, Archive and or Preservation Solution
ADAM Software

Best Example of Asset & Media Repurposing
Hallmark Cards

Best Strategy or Solution for Digital & Media Asset Management During the Acquisition of Content
5th Kind

Best strategy Ease of Use for End-User Interface
Showtime Networks

DAMMY of the Year:
Thomas Schleu – Canto Software

Judges who are recognized professionals in more

MPC NYC Teams With Nicola Formichetti For Fashion Week NY


MPC NYC recently teamed with Nicola Formichetti, fashion icon, Creative Director and Stylist to Lady Gaga, on his Untitled Video Portrait, a project especially created as part of his pop up shop at the world-famous New York Fashion Week.

Untitled Video Portrait was conceived by Formichetti, who worked in close collaboration with the MPC team—Director/Editor: Andrew Montague, Producer: Christos Montzouros and EP Justin Brukman—and marks the very first time that the artist, well-known for his creative work, has appeared in front of the camera as the focal point of a piece.

The film, which is now online, made its world premiere at Formichetti’s pop up store at the start of Fashion Week. The MPC team was approached for the prestigious job by Moving Image & Content, the agency that handles Formichetti’s work as well as that of Thierry Mugler.

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modo Training Now Available on lynda.com

modo Training Now Available on lynda.com
modo 501 Essential Training Covers Modeling, Shader Tree, Lighting and Rendering

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 21, 2011, A new video-based course structured for beginning modo® 501 users is now available through lynda.com, offering a quick on-ramp to proficiency with modo’s modeling tools, Shader Tree and ultra-intuitive workflow. For more information, please visit http://www.lynda.com/Modo-501-tutorials/Essential-Training/83741-2.html.

The seven-and-a-half-hour course, “modo 501 Essential Training,” is taught by Dan Ablan, a devoted modo user and president of Chicago-based AGA Digital Studios, Inc. In the course, Ablan demonstrates key skills such as how to model using both polygons and subdivision surfaces, and how to apply materials with the Shader Tree. After the basics, he sets up scenes with a variety of objects and animates them using keyframes, while editing their motion in the Graph Editor. The class also delves into lighting for product shots, environmental lighting more

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Manhattan Edit Workshop and Acclaimed 3D Expert Tim Dashwood Present Stereo3D: Fixing it in Post

Exclusive workshop teaches postproduction techniques for the hottest trend in filmmaking; attendees take home a free Stereo3D Toolbox LE™ license for mastering their own 3D productions

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New York, New York – September 23, 2011Manhattan Edit Workshop (Mewshop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination, and award-winning 3D expert Tim Dashwood are teaming up to present the NYC filmmaking community with a unique behind-the-scenes look at stereoscopic 3D mastering concepts and workflows for postproduction professionals. Stereo3D: Fixing it in Post, will take place on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Manhattan Edit Workshop headquarters – 80 Fifth Ave. New York, NY – from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. In this exclusive three-hour, soup-to-nuts workshop, attendees will learn the principles of stereoscopic 3D acquisition, as well as how to identify and repair common issues when working with stereoscopic 3D in post, and more

Ross Video Expands in Europe, Appoints David Dowling Director of Sales

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For Immediate Release


Iroquois, ON, Canada – September 23, 2011 –
Ross Video today announced the appointment of David Dowling as Director of Sales for Europe as a key component of Ross’ ongoing European expansion. Mr. Dowling will direct the regional sales team and manage Ross’ growth in European markets.

Most recently Mr. Dowling was General Manager and Sales Director for ORAD’s UK operations. Prior to ORAD, he was a key member at Snell & Wilcox for Business Development in the UK & Nordic regions and Channel Management in the UK. Mr. Dowling has also worked as a reseller/systems integrator with Altered Images in London representing a broad range of products such as Sony, Avid and Panasonic.

“We are excited to be taking another step in our expansion in Europe.” said David Ross, CEO Ross Video “David Dowling has just the right background, more

THE RECORDING ACADEMY ® MEMPHIS CHAPTER TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL GRAMMY® GPS: A ROADMAP FOR TODAY’S MUSIC BIZ

Event To Be Held In Conjunction With Plug In Memphis: Indie Music Expo

MEMPHIS, TENN., (Sept. 22, 2011)— The Recording Academy® Memphis Chapter will present GRAMMY® GPS: A Roadmap For Today’s Music Biz from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Stax Music Academy (926 East McLemore Avenue) in Memphis, Tennessee. The all-day professional education event will feature panels and workshops, providing current industry tools and information for all music makers and a keynote address by Glassnote Entertainment Group founder/CEO Daniel Glass. The event will be held in conjunction with the Memphis Music Foundation’s Plug In Memphis: Indie Music Expo, which will take place at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

“GRAMMY GPS is a highly relevant professional development opportunity that illustrates The Recording Academy’s dedication to offering quality development events for artists, labels, managers and other music makers,” said Jon Hornyak Senior Executive more

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Wharfedale Introduces Its Ultra-High-End Jade Series Loudspeakers to the U.S.

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— Home Theater and Music Speakers Combine Wharfedale’s Latest Advances in Acoustic Technologies with Superb Craftsmanship —

Hopedale, MA, Sept 21, 2011 — Sound Import, LLC, exclusive U.S. distributor for the Wharfedale brand of dynamic loudspeakers, is introducing the Wharfedale Jade Series loudspeakers to the U.S. market. The Jade Series features a complete lineup of home theater and music loudspeakers that utilize the company’s latest acoustic engineering and materials technologies to deliver exceptional performance. Stunning in appearance with furniture-grade, meticulously crafted enclosures and finishes, the seven models include the Jade-1 and Jade-3 stand-mounted monitors, the Jade-5 and Jade-7 floorstanding towers, the Jade-C1 and Jade-C2 center-channel speakers and the Jade-SR wall-mountable surround speaker. Prices range from $1,199 to $4,199 per pair in matte finish.

“Jade series loudspeakers are designed to offer more than just ‘hi-fi’ reproduction,” said Peter Comeau, Wharfedale more

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Audio-Technica U.S. Appoints New Personnel to Its Latin American Sales Team

— Alexandre Algranti and Mary Eisaman named to Sales and Marketing positions for Brazil (Algranti) and Latin America (Eisaman) —

STOW, OH, September 21, 2011 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, announces two appointments to its Latin American sales team, reflecting the company’s continued dedication to meeting the needs of multiple markets in Latin America. Mary Eisaman has been named Sales and Marketing Manager for Latin America. She will be responsible for all countries in Central and South America except for Brazil. Alexandre (Alex) Algranti has been named Sales and Marketing Director for Brazil. The announcement was made by Audio-Technica U.S. President and CEO Philip Cajka.

Mary Eisaman joined Audio-Technica in 2008, and has served the company since then in a variety of roles, most recently as Sales Support Manager. She has been directly involved in the sales and marketing efforts for more

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