Archive for December 10th, 2012

FOR-A to Demo the FT-ONE 4K Super Slow Motion Camera at Sports Video Group’s League Technology Summit

Fort Lee, N.J.– Professionals in the sports industry will gather next week to discuss best practices and share new technologies in sports production at the Sports Video Group’s League Technology Summit. FOR-A Company Limited, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, will exhibit the FT-ONE full 4K high resolution variable frame rate camera at the event. The summit takes place at the New York Hilton today and tomorrow, December 10-11.

Introduced earlier this year, the FT-ONE 4K super slow motion camera is ideal for high-end sports production. The camera features FOR-A’s originally developed, state-of-the-art high-sensitivity CMOS color sensor. The FT-ONE has the ability to record up to 900 frames per second, and can record and play back full 4K film look imagery. One output channel can provide full 4K (four 1080p HD-SDI) outputs, while the other output channel provides down-converted HD-SDI for live viewing and play back. The FT-ONE captures images as uncompressed raw data on the system’s internal memory, which has a recording capacity of 9.4 seconds. This data is then stored on one of two hot-swappable SSD cartridges, each of which is capable of storing 84 seconds of full 4K resolution images.

“The SVG Technology Summit focuses on the latest products and trends in sports production,” said Pedro Silvestre, Sales Director, FOR-A America. “As the world’s first full 4K super slow motion camera, the FT-ONE epitomizes the idea of product innovation. This is the reason why we chose to demo the camera at this event. We feel that the summit is a great chance for FOR-A to showcase the FT-ONE to some of the top professionals in the sports technology industry.”

The SVG League Technology Summit will feature an exhibition hall of more than 60 exhibitors. The event will offer meetings and workshops to discuss challenges and emerging technologies surrounding the areas of mobile engineering and innovation in sports.

About FOR-A

FOR-A is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call 714-894-3311 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

KVIE Moves up to Solid State Logic C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console

“The C10 gives us a very powerful, feature-rich console that offers SSL’s traditional layout, service and support.”

SACRAMENTO, CA – KVIE, the PBS member station serving nearly four million viewers in the Sacramento/Modesto/Stockton area of California, has upgraded its Audio Control Room A with a Solid State Logic C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console. Replacing an aging analogue desk, the C10 HD was selected to fulfill a range of requirements that are typical of a thriving mid-scale broadcaster upgrading to HD production: compact size, affordability, simplicity of installation, reliability, longevity, and crucially, operation by a wide range of non specialist staff.

“We have only one production control room and when we made the change to HD production, we needed a contemporary audio console that could handle our different production situations,” says Greg Johnson, director of engineering for KVIE. “We were used to working in analogue, so the ergonomic layout of the C10 was immediately familiar and desirable from an engineering and operational standpoint. We like the fact that all the processing is right there in the console. Other manufacturers that we looked at seem to offer a more distributed resource model that is not very straightforward to work with. The C10 gives us a very powerful, feature-rich console that offers SSL’s traditional user friendly layout, service, and support.”

The physical layout of KVIE encompasses one HD production control room, with attendant audio room, servicing the needs of two production studios. The larger 50- x 75-foot studio is a full sound stage for larger and more complex productions along with a smaller 45- x 40-foot studio used for smaller productions and fundraising events. The C10 elegantly handles every production need.

“We produce local shows like Studio Sacramento, which is a weekly public affairs program and the successful weekly local program, ViewFinder, which covers topics as diverse as regional history, the arts, health and medical research, and regional civic issues,” continues Johnson. “We also produce America’s Heartland, an award-winning national series on agriculture seen on more than 230 public television stations. The half-hour series is now in its eighth season. When considering an audio console, we wanted one that would serve us well into the future. SSL has a demonstrable history of providing consoles that not only last, but, in the case of a digital console like the C10, offer the flexibility of feature upgrades that will keep our operations current with technology advances.”

KVIE ordered SSL’s Dialogue Automix and C-Play options to help with production workflow. Dialogue Automix, used for panel-type productions, allows the general staff to manage the console when necessary, while C-Play offers a fully functional spot and music playout system integrated into the console.

“With the C10, we can have non-professional audio staff successfully operate the console,” says Jeff Hansen, maintenance technician, for KVIE. “We also rent out our facility to outside production companies and SSL’s reputation enhances our ability to market the facility. We have been very happy with the customer service from SSL. This is important to us because we have clients come in that have technical needs and sometimes we need to get questions answered. It’s nice to be able to call SSL and get somebody who knows what we are talking about.”

Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.

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Production Giant Pinewood Studios Group Chooses Calrec Audio for Television Sound Control

HEBDEN BRIDGE, U.K. — Dec. 10, 2012 — Calrec, a leading supplier of audio consoles for on-air and live production, announced that international production powerhouse Pinewood Studios Group has installed an Artemis Beam console in its new 5.1-capable sound-control gallery to mix audio for live and recorded television shows, the first of which was a children’s show for BBC. The sound-control gallery is part of a new television studio facility in Buckinghamshire, England, which includes all new control galleries and equipment. Pinewood produces high-profile TV shows such as “Got To Dance” and “Would I Lie To You” plus world-famous films including the recently released James Bond film, “Skyfall.”

“Our technical team evaluated several consoles in the process of selecting a sound desk for our new TV studios, and preferred the Calrec Artemis,” said Pinewood Broadcast Director Paul Darbyshire. “We were looking for a desk that would provide more channels both in and out, along with greater flexibility and ease of programming. With the Artemis we feel we have achieved that and more. It’s easy to understand why Calrec is so highly regarded in the broadcast industry.”

Pinewood’s 64-fader Artemis Beam console gives sound engineers more available channels and the ability to link those channels to the studio floors via fiber. The console also boasts Calrec’s Bluefin2 high-density signal-processing technology, which gives Pinewood a more robust console in a smaller footprint while consuming less power.

Darbyshire said the Artemis Beam is more intuitive to use and requires less time to create and recall show memories, which streamlines the production process. The team also appreciates the full redundancy offered by Calrec consoles that has earned them a reputation of being very reliable. This is especially relevant when producing live light entertainment and music shows.

“Not only do many sound supervisors working on shows at Pinewood prefer Calrec consoles, but our production clients also see benefits,” Darbyshire said.

More information about the Artemis Beam console and other Calrec products is available at calrec.com.

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About Pinewood Studios Group
The Pinewood Studios Group is a leading provider of TV studio and related services to the global television and film industry. Its U.K.-based Pinewood, Shepperton, and Teddington Studios have been home to some of the most successful television productions ever made.

Pinewood and Teddington have between them five dedicated television studios with HD lines and five broadcast studios, with full production galleries, offices, accommodation, and edit suites. For larger light entertainment formats, Pinewood and Shepperton can offer up to 60,000 sq. ft. of space accommodating large sets and capacity for audiences of more than 1,500.

Pinewood is also able to offer complete picture and sound post production solutions for television, bespoke digital storage systems, workflow management, and tracking tools. Recent TV productions that have used the Studios’ facilities include: Would I Lie To You (TV studios and postproduction); The Rob Brydon Show (TV studios); Don’t Stop Me Now (15,000sqft stage); Love Machine (15,000sqft stage); The Magicians (15,000sqft stage and postproduction); and Got to Dance (15,000sqft and postproduction).

More information is available at www.pinewoodgroup.com.

About Calrec Audio Ltd.
Calrec Audio, part of D&M Holdings Inc., is exclusively dedicated to excellence in audio mixing for on-air and live production. A broadcast specialist for more than 40 years, Calrec has developed a range of digital consoles relied on by the world’s most successful broadcasters. For putting sound in the picture, broadcasters put their trust in Calrec. More information is available at www.calrec.com and www.community.calrec.com.

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Colorworks Applies its Touch to “Fresh Guacamole”


DI facility provides theatrical mastering services to animated short that has been short-listed for an Academy Award.

Culver City, Calif.—Colorworks recently provided post production services for Fresh Guacamole, an animated short from writer/director PES that was recently short-listed for Academy Award consideration. The facility performed color grading and DCP mastering so that the short film could be screened in theaters as part of the qualifying process for Academy Award consideration. more

Backbeat Books Publishes Jimi Hendrix: Musician

Find out why Hendrix continues to enthrall generations of musicians

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Many books about Jimi Hendrix have concentrated on showmanship and rock ’n’ roll excess, but Keith Shadwick’s Jimi Hendrix: Musician (November 2012, Backbeat Books, $19.99) focuses on Hendrix’s musical legacy and explains why Hendrix continues to enthrall succeeding generations of musicians.

Hendrix was a larger-than-life figure and that has sometimes obscured the role of his music in other books written about him. Jimi Hendrix: Musician puts the music center stage and celebrates the power and the glory of Hendrix’s short but intense career, when he was without rival in his power and his range. Shadwick explains the drama at the heart of his great work and shows how this one musician used everything going on around him to create something entirely new.

Jimi Hendrix: Musician was first published in 2003; Shadwick died from cancer in 2008 at the age of 57. This new edition in a compact format, published as a tribute to Shadwick, features a new foreword by guitar historian and author Tony Bacon, who also added information about Hendrix recordings released since 2003 to the body of the text.

Placing Hendrix’s work in the broadest possible musical context, encompassing rock, pop, soul, funk, jazz, blues, fusion, and a range of classical disciplines, Jimi Hendrix: Musician is the most detailed account anywhere of this legendary performer and his unforgettable music.

About the author:
Keith Shadwick’s books include Bill Evans: Everything Happens to Me and The Guinness Book of Classical Composers. He wrote about rock, jazz, blues and classical music for the Independent, The Daily Telegraph, and Jazzwise magazine. He was a presenter on BBC radio and Classic FM and a consultant for many music and media companies. A professional saxophonist in his youth, he continued to play for fun until his untimely death from mesothelioma in 2008.

Jimi Hendrix: Musician
November 2012
$19.99
Paperback
ISBN 978-0-87930-960-2
352 pages, 6″ x 8½”, 16-page photo insert
Backbeat Books is an imprint of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group
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Qube Cinema XP-I Server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB) Achieve DCI Compliance

Dual Projector, 4K 3D and HFR Technology Leader Now DCI Compliant

Burbank, CA: Dec. 11, 2012… Qube Cinema announced that its XP-I digital cinema server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB) have passed the DCI Compliance Test Plan (CTP). The high performance, security and reliability of the XP-I and Xi IMB have been confirmed by these tests. This server-IMB combination accommodates 4K resolution and is the ultimate setup for high frame rate (HFR) exhibition, making it essential for today’s digital cinema.


The DCI compliance testing was conducted by CineCert. To pass the CTP, the Qube XP-I streamed 2K and 4K DCP content to the Xi IMB embedded in a Barco DP4K-32B DCI-compliant projector. The Qube XP-I server now joins the Qube XP-D server, which achieved DCI certification earlier this year.


“The performance and dependability of Qube servers and the Xi 4K IMB that exhibitors have come to expect has been validated,” said Rajesh Ramachandran, president and CTO of Qube Cinema. “Achieving DCI compliance reinforces our commitment to provide postproduction facilities and exhibitors with the means of creating and showing the best 4K and HFR content.”


The XP-I server is capable of streaming up to 1 Gbps of data from a single DCP to two synchronized Xi 4K IMBs imbedded in two projectors for pristine 4K 3D cinema at up to 60 fps (30 fps per eye) and in 2K 3D at up to 240 fps (120 fps per eye). The XP-I streams data through a dual Gigabit Ethernet interface to the Ethernet-based Xi 4K IMB, ensuring that there is no limitation on the distance between the server and projector. The Xi 4K IMB is installed in numerous commercial locations worldwide with DLP Cinema projectors from all of the TI OEMs and supports HD, 2K, 4K and 3D content in DCI-compliant formats.


The modularized third-generation Qube XP software gives a common user experience for setup, operation and maintenance of both the XP-I and XP-D servers. This allows XP-D users to upgrade easily to the XP-I and Xi IMB to accommodate 4K resolution and higher frame rates. With their high bit rate throughput and unique ability to work transparently with dual projectors, the XP-I server and Xi 4K IMB are also ideal for giant screen exhibition.


The Qube XP-I digital cinema server and Xi 4K IMB are available from Qube Cinema and its worldwide network of resellers. For more information, visit qubecinema.com.


About Qube Cinema, Inc.
Qube Cinema is an international manufacturer of Digital Cinema technology and mastering solutions. A subsidiary of India-based Real Image Media Technologies, Qube Cinema draws on decades of experience in media, cinema and entertainment. The company is committed to creating a seamless Digital Cinema environment for exhibitors, filmmakers and postproduction companies with technologies that are innovative, flexible and cost-effective. Qube Cinema’s product lines include the Qube XP series of digital cinema servers, Qube Xi 4K Integrated Media Block, QubeMaster software solutions, and Qube KeySmith KDM generation system. Qube Cinema, Inc. is based in Burbank, California. For more information, visit www.qubecinema.com.

Madheart Jan Gleie Captures the Holiday Spirit for Hallmark

LOS ANGELES—In his latest contribution for Hallmark, Madheart’s Jan Gleie has directed a spot that captures the spirit of the holidays through a series of disarmingly simple vignettes in which people express their desire to connect with family and friends. It’s part of an ongoing campaign for the brand, out of Leo Burnett, Chicago, employing the theme “Tell Me” and showing how a Hallmark card can satisfy basic human emotional needs.

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West Post Digital Names Tamara Gagarin as Business Development Executive in Move to Expand Company’s Outreach within Independent & Documentary Film Arenas

Santa Monica, CA, Dec. 10, 2012 — West Post Digital, a leading online post production company based in Santa Monica, has named Tamara Gagarin as Business Development Executive. Today’s announcement comes in conjunction with the company’s efforts to expand its industry outreach within the feature film arena.
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Gagarin has previously held in-house post production positions with such industry leaders as iO Film, Oasis Imagery, Technicolor Creative Services, Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging, and The Post Group. In her new position, Gagarin will seek to bring to West Post Digital new post production projects, primarily those involving indie films and documentaries, utilizing her established contacts within these sectors. She will develop new workflows for these projects, ensuring that every budget can be accommodated.
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Regarding her new position, Todd Brown, co-founder of West Post Digital, said, “We are delighted to add Tamara to our team. She is well connected within the indie and documentary film worlds, and will embellish our concerted efforts to further expand our outreach within this market. Tamara will help us connect our facility with both established and emerging independent filmmakers.”
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Adds Gagarin, “In our evolving industry, the independent filmmaker has certainly gained a stronghold. Specializing in digitally captured projects over the last few years has allowed me to work with many new independent feature filmmakers and their post production teams. I’m pleased to have joined West Post Digital, where, together, we can collaborate with these indie filmmakers, and help them bring their creative visions to fruition. We have begun to also market our services to indie film distributors, informing them about our ability to provide a diverse range of deliverables for their various indie markets.”
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ABOUT TAMARA GAGARIN:
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Prior to joining West Post Digital, Tamara Gagarin had been working on a freelance basis, consulting on a number of feature film projects. These include Paramount Pictures’ upcoming movie “Area 51.”
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During 2011, Gagarin was Sales Executive with iO Film / The Post Group / Runway in Hollywood. There, she created bids and managed various post processes including setting up offline editorial bays, dailies sessions, DI, filmout and mastering through domestic and international distribution. She also worked as company liaison with clients to assure proper delivery of film elements for sale of feature films.
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As Director of Post Production for Oasis Imagery (2009-2011) Gagarin created budgets, and negotiated and managed deals for independent and studio feature films, TV projects, trailers and commercials. Additionally, she served Oasis as Technical Operations Manager, overseeing day to day operation of the facility. In this capacity, she executed new workflows (2D/3D) for both film and digitally captured projects, implementing new post production policies with new technologies. Gagarin also served as Oasis’ Lead Executive DI producer.
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From 2004-2008, Gagarin was a Theatrical Account Executive with Technicolor Creative Services. During this time, she was the company’s lead Theatrical Sales Representative for DreamWorks, Paramount and Warner Bros. Studios, overseeing projects for those studios on a global basis. High profile films with which Gagarin was involved during this time frame include “Dreamgirls,” the original “Paranormal Activity,” “The Hangover,” “The Bucket List,” “She’s Out of My League,” “Stop Loss,” “Ghost Town,” and “A Thousand Words.”
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As a Senior Project Manager/Operations Supervisor (1994 –2004) with Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging, Gagarin was involved with front end feature dailies through mastering, as well as advertising and publicity trailer production. Earlier, with The Post Group (1991-94,) she was an Operations Representative.
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ABOUT WEST POST DIGITAL:
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Founded in l998 in Santa Monica, CA, by Kenny Fields and Todd Brown, West Post Digital specializes in online post production for network and cable television programs, independent, major studio and documentary films, home entertainment releases, videogames and Web-based content. Among the company’s high profile clientele are such industry leaders as MTV, “South Park,” National Geographic Channel, James Cameron, ABC, ESPN, Walt Disney Pictures, FX, “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy,” among many others.
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West Post Digital’s services include Editing, HD finishing, da Vinci color correction, HD and SD Deliverables (including closed captioning and dubbing,) 100% Quality Control, audio sweetening, 5.1 audio mixing, and a host of other services—among them DVD authoring and file based services (for RED and Canon 5D formats.) With the slogan, “Welcome to Your Digital Destination,” West Post Digital helps its clients realize their creative dreams.
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Located in a state-of-the-art, fully loaded, 20,000 sq. ft. facility, the mission of West Post Digital is to deliver the best possible end product to its diverse range of clientele. All of the company’s editing systems –Avid Symphony’s, Avid DS and Final Cut’s, can be utilized in any of its bays, allow for shared media storage, and are wired into West Post’s machine room (which sports 22 racks of all the latest gear.) West Post’s services are available to clients on a 24/7 basis.
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Whether clients require layoffs to tape, deliverables, closed captioning, QC or other “tricky technical stuff,” every option is offered by West Post Digital. Especially attractive to clients is the proximity to West Post Digital’s professionally staffed da Vinci 2K and audio mixing rooms. All of these amenities combine to make the company the perfect combination of comfort, functionality, and cost effectiveness.
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West Post Digital is located at 1703 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90404. The phone is 310/857-5000, and the website is: www.westpostdigital.com

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Jay Silverman Directs and Produces Quentin Tarantino and Jamie Foxx for “Django Unchained TV One Special”

Hollywood, CA, December 10, 2012 — One of the preeminent commercial directors of advertising campaigns across the print, television and interactive media in Hollywood today, Jay Silverman, founder of Jay Silverman Productions, has just directed and produced, in conjunction with Standing O Entertainment, a one hour TV special featuring Jamie Foxx, Quentin Tarantino, Kerry Washington and Reginald Hudlin.
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On behalf of client TV One and Executive Producer Susan Banks, Silverman worked directly with filmmaker Tarantino, actors Foxx and Washington, and TV One’s Cathy Hughes, who hosts the special. Filmed at LA’s Griffith Park Equestrian Center and at Jay Silverman Productions Studios in Hollywood, the special will air December 15th on TV One.
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Mr. Silverman said, “This was a truly unique partnership between TV One and The Weinstein Company, featuring a unique look at the true, behind the scenes stories of Quentin Tarantino’s newest film, ‘Django Unchained.’ This film has an extraordinary cast, and this project was, for me, an amazing experience, since it’s not everyday you get to work with two Academy Award winners.”
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ABOUT “DJANGO UNCHAINED:”
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Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, and starring Jamie Foxx, Samuel L Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christophe Waltz and Kerry Washington, “Django Unchained” is an upcoming western film set in the Deep South. The storyline follows Django (Foxx), a freed slave who treks across America with Dr. King Schultz (Waltz), a bounty hunter. The film is inspired by the 1966 Sergio Corbucci film “Django.” Produced by The Weinstein Company and A Band Apart, “Django Unchained” will be released by Columbia Pictures on Christmas Day, 2012.
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ABOUT TV ONE:
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Launched on Martin Luther King’s birthday in January 2004, TV One is a fast growing cable network that now serves 57 million households. Combining hit sitcoms, big studio movies, irreverent reality television and newsworthy specials, TV One delivers real life and entertainment programming from the African American point of view. TV One represents a connection to the authentic, rich, and diverse experience of African American life, history, and culture. For more information, please see: http://tvone.tv/inside-tv-one/about-tv-one.html
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ABOUT JAY SILVERMAN:
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Jay Silverman began work as a professional photographer at the age of 17, when he photographed the TV show “Kung Fu” for public relations and promotional purposes. Now some 40 years later, with still photography remaining his “First Love,” Silverman also directs live action multi-media advertising projects for such Fortune 500 clients as McDonalds, Intel, Disney, Coors, Budweiser, GM, Coke, Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Visa, and Gatorade, among many others.
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During the span of his award winning career, Silverman became a noted celebrity photographer, specifically requested by high profile actors, sports personalities, recording artists, industry leaders, and supermodels. Dozens of legendary Hollywood notables have been photographed by Silverman during the past three decades, including Ray Charles, Vincent Price, Quincy Jones, Salma Hayek, Rodney Dangerfield, Sharon Stone, George Burns, Vanna White, Clint Eastwood, Snoop Doog, Beyoncé and Will Smith. A number of these photos appear here:

http://www.jaysilverman.com/stills/custom/index.php?curSec=2&portID=50

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Expanding beyond print photography in l995, Silverman next became a commercial director, and has since successfully balanced a dual career in both still photography and live action direction. His repertoire of national campaigns across multi-media includes those for such clients as Greyhound, Petco, Fifth Third Bank, Carnation, A&W, Pepsi, and Rent-A-Center. Over the years, Jay’s work has been honored with numerous Belding, Telly, Promax, and Lucy Awards. In addition, he has also been recognized for his achievements in creating and producing many national PSA campaigns for such worthy causes as the American Cancer Society, the Foundation for the Junior Blind, the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, the ACLU, and the Sierra Club.
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Jay Silverman has also directed countless on-air promotional spots for all of the major broadcast networks, as well as for many cable channel, including the original launches of the smash hit TV series “American Idol,” and “Desperate Housewives,” and his own series, “The Cleaner.” Jay Silverman Productions is located at 1541 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028. The phone is 323/466-6030, and the web is www.jaysilverman.com

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Bexel to Expand Core Offerings with Launch of New Division

Company Veteran Scott Nardelli to Lead Bexel Engineering Systems and Solutions

NEW YORK, DECEMBER 10, 2012—Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, is pleased to introduce its new division, Bexel Engineering Systems and Solutions (Bexel ESS). Led by long-time Bexel executive Scott Nardelli, Bexel ESS will address niche offerings for the broadcast industry, including integration, fiber and infrastructure and production support.

“The creation of this new division was market driven and a direct response to customers asking us to take on a greater role,” says Scott Nardelli, VP and general manager, Bexel ESS. “Bexel’s experienced staff understands the vital part technology plays in media and broadcast production because we work with the equipment and systems every day. This experience provides us and our clients with a unique view towards the selection, implementation and integration of broadcast and media technology. Providing customized engineered solutions is what we do best and the new division will offer these services to an expanded group of customers.”

Launching officially this January, Bexel ESS will be based on Bexel’s proven track record of building lasting relationships based on a trusted partnership with our customers. “We look forward to forging new relationships, as well as expanding our existing partnerships, with major integrators, providing infrastructure, support and construction services to help tackle unique, fast-track and/or highly technical projects,” adds Nardelli.

Bexel ESS aims to further the company’s position as a proven and trusted leader in the integration, fiber and infrastructure and production support markets. The new division will focus its efforts initially in three distinct areas: infrastructure and the optical and copper backbones that tie technology together. Optical equipment sales and integration and enhanced production support that combines all the strengths of Bexel’s current and new business initiatives together, offering a complete solution for large scale production.

“More and more, customers look to us to manage all of the interaction between multiple vendors,” says Nardelli. “Bexel is now in a position to offer our customers overall project management, design and implementation of complex systems in both a temporary and permanent environment. Bexel ESS looks forward to becoming a formal production partner, providing the gamut of production services for major events, studio build-outs and other media projects. Our approach is based on the ingenuity, innovation and integrity that Bexel is known for and we look forward to applying it to this new division.”

Halid Hatic, general manager, Bexel, hopes that customers, present and future, will recognize Bexel’s experience in the market and how it can help them maximize their investment: “Bexel has a unique perspective of the industry and understands the future of broadcast-specific technology and its impact on the market. As such, Bexel ESS can better advise its clients about future technology applications and how to properly plan for them while designing a facility or preparing for an event. Ultimately, our goal is to help clients save or more wisely spend technology dollars now and in the future.”

Bexel ESS made a soft launch this summer upon the completion of Texas Rangers Ballpark. It currently has two major projects in the works, including work at Dodgers Stadium and Zuckerberg Studios.

For more information, please call 818-565-4206 or visit www.Bexel.com.

About Bexel
Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fiber services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers – including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world. For more information, visit http://www.bexel.com.

About the Vitec Group:
Capture the moment™
For over 100 years, through every innovation in photography, film and digital image-making, Vitec businesses have developed a powerful portfolio of brand and products that have enabled some of the most amazing moments to be captured under some of the most challenging conditions. Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast photographic and military aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Vitec is based on strong, well-known premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Videocom, Imaging and Services Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Imaging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Service provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production and film crews. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

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