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Spectrum Productions Supports NASCAR Awards Banquet with Broadcast Pix Granite 5000

Billerica, Massachusetts –Broadcast Pix™ today announced that Spectrum Productions, a company which offers full AV production and rental services, used its new Granite™ 5000 2 M/E Video Control Center™ on Nov. 19 to produce the NASCAR 2012 Nationwide / Camping World Truck Series Awards Banquet at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla. The ceremony aired on SPEED in late November, and Spectrum was responsible for the the entire ballroom production including staging, scenic, video, and lighting at the venue.

Headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in Miami, Orlando, Charlotte, N.C., and Las Vegas, Nev., Spectrum has been providing AV production services for corporate meetings, conventions, and trade shows, as well as video support for concert tours, for more than 20 years. Preston MacIntyre, president, said the Granite system was purchased in October to help clients create a high-end broadcast look for their stage productions. “We were looking for a way to enhance production values for certain events, elevate their presentations from the PowerPoint look,” he explained.

Several features made Granite an ideal solution for Spectrum. “One thing that seems to be a problem in new switchers is a lot of frame delay,” MacIntyre said. “Delay is a big problem for live events. The Granite has very minimal latency, and that was a factor in selecting it.”

The Granite 5000’s optional 12 SDI outputs were another important feature. MacIntyre noted that corporate events have complex output routing needs. In fact, the number of outputs often exceeds the number of inputs during a corporate event, he said.

During the NASCAR banquet, Spectrum took full advantage of Granite’s built-in workflow tools. The Fluent™ Clip Store, for example, was used to access and playback more than 100 clips – but the production was far from simple. Throughout the show, videos were sent to various screens and combined with other sources and effects. Some cues included dozens of different commands. While the program would have been “really difficult” to execute manually, MacIntyre said Fluent Macros triggered each cue correctly and without a predetermined timeline, which can be problematic during a live show.

“Every single cue was a whole package of cues,” MacIntyre added. “Every step in our run of show was represented by a macro. We used Fluent Macros very, very extensively.”

Granite also helped make setup much easier and cleaner. Compared to setup for the same event last year, the Granite system replaced two switchers, eight computers, four HDCAM tape decks, and four additional playback systems. MacIntyre said all source content originated from the Granite, and the native HD system produced an outstanding look. The Fluent-View with Quad Monitor option was an asset during the NASCAR event as well, providing customized multi-view layouts for the TD and other production personnel during the event.

Moving forward, MacIntyre said Spectrum’s Granite system will be used for events where clients want to take their on-screen look to the next level, as well as events that require significant video playback or need to take advantage of the system’s built-in robotic camera control and other automation. “From the client side back through the technical ranks, everyone seems really happy with it,” he said.

About Broadcast Pix The leader in live video production systems, Broadcast Pix was founded in 2002 and has customers in more than 110 countries. Its Video Control Centers™ combine an integrated switcher, clip server, CG, and device control software with patented control panels, unique touch-screens, and exceptional displays that enable operators to create with confidence. That confidence is further enhanced with rock-solid stability, patented technologies to maintain lip sync, and great technical support. Systems range from compact systems controlled by touch-screen or voice automation to sophisticated 2 M/E control panels. Customers include leading broadcast, corporate, education, religious, government, webcast, entertainment and mobile studios. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.

Broadcast Pix, Fluent, Granite, and Video Control Centers are trademarks of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented. Made in USA.

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EP*Vision Continues Branded Content Push with Barclays Center Animations

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EP*Vision has followed two seasons of spectacular stadium graphics packages for the Washington Nationals with an equally ambitious project for Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center. The series of approximately two dozen branded animations, which run in loops continually on nine screens inside and outside the arena, further establishes the studio’s reputation as a go-to shop in the world of unconventional branded content.

“The unconventional and nontraditional aspect of projects such as Barclays Center and our work with the Washington Nationals pushes EP*Vision’s palette of possibilities,” noted CD Maryam Parwana. “Projects like these showcase the scale of work that we can handle with complete dedication, ease, grace and, most importantly, style.”

Using a combination of After Effects and Illustrator, EP*Vision developed the package of cohesive, 2D animations that streamline without compromising each brand’s identity. This posed a considerable challenge given the variety of brands, which included Haier, Starbucks, Honda and Stoli, among others. With only the logo and as many as three colors to create images for each brand, the studio was able to create a package of dynamic animations.

“We wanted the presentation to feel modern, simple and clear without bells and whistles,” explained Parwana. “It wasn’t about how flashy or skillful we could be, but rather creating something that would look good, executed in a timely manner without feeling entirely corporate.”

EP*Vision has worked extensively with unconventional formats, experience that has prepared their crew for the challenge of designing for the enormous Oculus screen on the corner of Atlantic and Flatbush avenues, which offers multiple viewing angles. “With giant flashing outdoor screens set on odd angles, there is a huge difference in how you experience the work physically. It’s grand.” Parwana stated.

Credits:

Client: Barclay’s Center

Animation: EP*Vision

Creative Director: Maryam Parwana
Producer: Matt Schlichter
Designers & Animators: Brian Walsh, Lessa Millet, Joon Lee, Joshua Krause, Felix Thoo, Bryan Coleman

Executive Producers: Sarah Roebuck, David Weinstein

About EP*Vision

EP*V is a collective of designers, animators, directors & artists who bring together their skills to produce a fun, stylish, challenging, experimental, sexy & beautiful range of work. EP*V can fully direct, produce or simply add some flavor to your next project. Let us help bring your project to life.

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Elastic’s Andy Hall Returns for the Red Cross

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After scoring top honors at the Annecy International Film Festival for “Stuff,” an eye-catching Claymation spot that encouraged viewers to give charitably during the holiday season, Elastic Director Andy Hall has brought his inimitable skills to the Red Cross yet again for a second round of Holiday giving. Hall’s new spot, “Holiday 2012,” brings back his striking red, white and gray color palette and unconventional character designs, suggesting that viewers make donations at their local American Red Cross Blood Donation Center. Hall, a founding member of Elastic and head of CG at boutique VFX studio a52, once again teamed up with BBDO on the effort, which promotes Red Cross’ gift donation program.

Credits:

Client: American Red Cross
Spot Title: “Holiday 2012”
Air Date: November 2012

Agency: BBDO NY
Chief Creative Officer: David Lubars
Senior Creative Director: Linda Honan
Art Director: Kurt Leonard
Copywriter: Nick Sonderup
Executive Producer: Ashley Sferro Henderson
Producer: Jesse Brihn

Design/Animation: Elastic
Director: Andy Hall
CG Supervisor: Kirk Shintani
Compositor: Shahana Khan
3D Artists: Paulo de Almada, Kim Zhu, Andy Lewis, Lindsey Butterworth, Wendy Pham, Cody Woodard, Frantz Vidal, Adam Carter
Smoke: Paul Yacono
Smoke Assistant: Dan Ellis
Producer: Meredith Tomasulo
Executive Producer: Jennifer Sofio Hall

About Elastic:

With studios in Los Angeles and New York, Elastic is home to a group of filmmakers that have found their voice through years of experience across an impressive range of visual mediums. With the support of award-winning sister companies Rock Paper Scissors and a52 VFX, the directors at Elastic are unconstrained by technique and have the freedom to support their vision by tapping into the talents and unique resources that have made each of these companies excel. Every director brings with them a history and understanding that influences their work and defines their craft. For these directors, their years of experience and love for animation, editorial and visual effects have culminated in the creation of Elastic.

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Butter Adds Joel Dean and Annick Mayer to New York Office

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Butter is expanding its New York based team with the addition of Composer Joel Dean and Associate Producer Annick Mayer. The pair of nimble talents can dart easily between the advertising and music worlds, fitting right in with Butter’s dynamic culture.

“Annick and Joel are incredibly talented and are a great addition to the family,” noted Butter EP Ian Jeffreys. “Both have a sophisticated musical acumen that will help to enrich the diversity of services we offer our clients. We’re thrilled to have them on board.”

Mayer, an agency world veteran who was most recently at Saatchi & Saatchi, has already been grinding at Butter for several months, spinning out work for Dunkin’ Donuts, Marriott, Crown Royal and Domino’s, among others. She is a founding editor of the Arcade44 webzine where she produced live events and documentary-style shorts profiling bands such as YACHT, Housse De Racket, and Poliça.

Joel Dean is an award-winning writer, composer and producer whose wide-ranging sonic portfolio includes work for artists such as Blindside, Reggie Watts, Doxi Jones, J Rand, Hyori Lee and U-Kiss, as well as spots for Chrysler, Lexus, Hershey’s, AT&T, Crown Royal, Dunkin’ Donuts, Converse, Discover Card, Ford, FreeCreditScore.com, McDonald’s and Toshiba, among others. Dean’s TV and feature film reel includes musical placements in American Reunion, An Invisible Sign, Flight of the Living Dead, American Pickers, SNL, Tosh.0, E News Daily, Shameless, CSI: New York, Jersey Shore and Y&R.

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About Butter:

Butter is a creative sonic collective committed to maximizing the impact and effectiveness of music and sound design for moving pictures and environments. Working within a collaborative environment featuring four in-house composers, access to myriad others throughout the sound world, and a core creative team, the studio emphasizes a friendly, inviting atmosphere.

Clients include Smart Car, Kayak, Keystone beer, Clinique and Lysol, via high-profile agencies, including Merkley + Partners, Saatchi & Saatchi and Euro RSCG. Butter also scored a stirring film portraying the construction of the new buildings at the World Trade Center site in New York. The studio has had work shortlisted at Cannes.

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BKWLD Finds Inspiration in Social for Drexel University

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Inside all of us is a wild thing.” So reads one of the inspirational quotes in a series of 16 shareable cinemagraph-style digital videos that BKWLD developed for Drexel University and Misfit. Handling storyboards, design, concept, strategy, art direction, writing, web development, and more for the immersive HTML5 experience, BKWLD created a sensory tour de force that presents the uplifting life stories of Drexel alumni using video, sound design, hardware-accelerated animation, and a subtle understanding of the language of social media.

“We wanted to reach out to the people who felt like underdogs, to inspire them with the confidence and courage to get up and get going and do something positive for themselves while also drawing on the feel of social media gifs and images to make the videos as sharable as possible,” explained BKWLD CD Jeff Toll. With a roster of developers, a legacy of digital and online design, and video and live-action expertise, this is the sort of brand-building, digitally centric, concept-to-completion project that BKWLD specializes in.

Misfit and Drexel – drawn by BKWLD’s extraordinary recent Sip It Up Facebook Connect app for Partnership at Drugfree.org, which helped build awareness about cough syrup abuse among teens – approached BKWLD seeking a campaign that would inspire and recruit new students. With the goal of breaking from the standard interview-style docu-video, BKWLD envisioned something far more shareable and dynamic, with integrations throughout the social media universe and a special activation on Pinterest.

“It had to blend in with the language and media that are being shared currently online. This is where the ‘gif’ inspired video and quotes fit perfectly, since both of these show up in the social space constantly. In fact, inspirational quotes are one of the most sharable elements on Pinterest,” noted Director and Animator Chad Turner. “But what’s unique about this project is that there’s an added experience attached to the quotes. After a user clicks the image, they are directed to a unique URL where the full sensory experience begins.”

One of the studio’s primary goals was to make the experience accessible to both desktop and tablet displays, a tricky endeavor that required the use of modern development techniques leveraging open source JavaScript and HTML5, including a responsive fallback to older browsers and search engines. “The most important thing with this type of highly experiential site, is that we deliver a seamless experience to the user, regardless of our technical limitations in the web browser,” stated BKWLD Development Director Dan Rogers.

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Credits:

Client: Drexel
Title: “Get Going”
Launch: November 2012

Agency: Misfit

Digital Production Co.: BKWLD
CD: Jeff Toll
Director/Animator: Chad Turner
Development: Dan Rogers
Producer: Tricia Denney

About BKWLD:

We were founded in 2001.
We work out of 2 offices – Sacramento and Seattle.

We are a team dedicated to doing great work for great clients, and have a hell of a time doing it.

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Backyard Signs Xander™

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Backyard has added Xander™ to the roster, a deft storyteller whose natural facility with talent – including celebrities, sports figures and non-actors – has produced a reel featuring a host of outstanding brands. Xander™ comes over to Backyard from multi-faceted production studio East Pleasant.

“Backyard is going through a very exciting time of evolution right now, and Xander™ joining us adds an extremely valuable ingredient to our company.” states Backyard President/Partner Blair Stribley. ”He’s done some really strong traditional commercial work, but he also has an impressive body of work that he calls “the weird stuff.” That’s his longer branded projects requiring a range of unique skills, from conceptual thinking to customized problem solving. In that regard, Xander is a perfect compliment to our other newer directors: Kim Nguyen and Seth Townsend.

A former agency producer at JWT NY, Xander™ was given an opportunity to direct in-house at the agency, and found his true calling. After leaving JWT and teaming with East Pleasant, he became known for his ability to pull off unexpected production challenges outside of the realm of traditional advertising: first, for creating 268 live commercials to announce ESPN Sportscenter’s expanded live schedule (collaborating with Weiden + Kennedy NY), and next, for directing Royal Caribbean’s Postcards from the Sea, the first campaign shot, edited and broadcast entirely from the middle of the ocean (teaming with his former agency JWT). Xander™ called East Pleasant home for five years.

“East Pleasant was a great experience for me, but this move is an opportunity to reintroduce myself as a director and show how I have evolved,” notes Xander™. “Backyard already feels like home. It’s the type of environment that is ideal for the progression of my craft, and is a great fit for the sense of integrity I believe in bringing to my productions.” Xander™ has already been awarded his first job at Backyard for Gillette and BBDO NY.

In the past several years, Xander™ has successfully straddled the worlds of traditional advertising and branded storytelling. Recently, Xander™ directed 9 episodic spots for Covergirl starring Holland Roden for the exclusive sponsorship of the MTV VMA’s, dozens of films for Chevrolet Malibu to highlight their design partnership with Isaac Mizrahi, and a new campaign for Ultimat vodka out of Almagamated (now Silver & Partners). Xander™’s reel also features recent spots for Royal Caribbean, Yahoo!, the NFL, Adidas, HSBC, and Kenmore.

“I have been friends with Xander™ for years, watching him rise from an agency producer to an in-house director at JWT to a very successful director at East Pleasant,” notes Backyard Partner Chris Zander. “I’ve been intimately aware of his work forever, but when he showed me his newest reel this fall, I was blown away, and I shared it with everybody else here. They immediately got it, and were equally excited. And when he came over and met everybody, it became obvious in about 5 minutes that we had to work together.”

About Backyard:

We are Backyard: a trusted production company, defined by genuine talent and driven by a commitment to deliver inspired creativity beyond expectations.

Backyard is led by President/Partner Blair Stribley, Partner Tom Duff and his Partners at Optimus, and new Partner Chris Zander. Backyard takes pride in its down to earth team and a collaborative approach that encourages loyalty and long-term relationships with clients.

For more information, please visit: www.backyard.com.

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Christie Technology Weaves a Magical Holographic Image of Tribal Storytelling at Tillicum Village

Christie® is bringing the past to life at Tillicum Village, a Native American cultural experience, with holographic images powered by two Christie HD10K-M Series 3-chip DLP® projectors. Using built-in Christie AutoStack™ and Christie Twist™, the projectors cast holographic images onto a Musion screen of a storyteller interacting with live actors and drummers throughout the performance on stage, helping capture unique tribal traditions. Located on Blake Island in Puget Sound, Washington, Tillicum Village and its Long House Theater present the history, tradition and culture of the Coast Salish tribes located along the state’s western border.
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Tradition Meets High Tech
The 50-year-old, 450-person wooden theater – complete with dirt stage and 18-year-old soundtrack – needed a complete makeover that included the installation of a new Christie projection system.

Holographic Image at Tillicum Village Features Christie Projection Technology


According to Maureen Black, marketing director at Tillicum Village, “The theater is magical because of its age and rustic setting, but we needed to bring it up to modern standards. Part of this meant revamping the entire live performance to better showcase the traditions and culture of the Salish community in a way that is more relevant to today’s more tech-savvy generation. We wanted to bring the vibrant and ever-changing nature of native culture to life on stage, and technology would help us do that – but the show had to remain authentic.”
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Tempest and Christie Partner for Precision
Integration partner Tempest Technologies chose Christie HD digital projectors as part of its 3D hologram system to deliver Tillicum Village’s vision.
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“Tillicum Village really wanted to get that ‘wow’ factor in there, rather than just have people performing. When they decided they wanted 3D holographic technology, we didn’t hesitate to steer them toward Christie and its Christie Twist technology,” said Bart Black, audiovisual technology consultant, Tempest Technologies.
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“The only way we could achieve the right contrast and align the images perfectly was to utilize Christie Twist. It allowed us to adjust where the images hit on the bounce surface to create a perfect, seamless image. Another important aspect was the tech operators having an easy mechanism to realign the images before each show. With one button, Christie AutoStack allows them to realign everything in 90 seconds without calling a projectionist to the island.”
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Christie AutoStack is a camera-based solution and intuitive user interface that achieves accurate blending of multiple projectors. Used in conjunction with the Christie Twist™ warping and blending solution, AutoStack supports various screen sizes and aspect ratios, utilizing screen points for quick geometric calibration. In addition, it supports horizontal and vertical blending, with a live camera preview to aid in quick setup.
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Christie Technology Thrills the Crowd
“The Christie HD projectors have become part of the magic. Audiences often want to know why the storyteller won’t come out and take a bow after the show! That’s how real he seems on stage,” said Kevin Clark, CEO of Tillicum Village. “By blending the live actors with holographic technology, we get better, richer performances, with great quality and consistency. And the technology allows us to easily update and modify the projected content.”
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“The technology we used before was out of focus and dark and the images weren’t aligned. Tillicum Village is not only excited to promote the venue, but to stand behind the Christie product line,” Black concluded. “There hasn’t been one service call since the show started, and during high season it runs twice a day, seven days a week – we are extremely pleased.”
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About Tempest Technologies, LLC
Tempest Technologies, LLC, is a Pacific Northwest based design, engineering and integration firm specializing in presentation, control and unified communication technologies. Since formation in 2003, Tempest has leveraged the extensive industry experience of their team to become a leading integration solutions provider in the Puget Sound region, and across the nation. Tempest provides consulting, design, custom programming, installation and post-installation services for systems found in a wide variety of environments such as boardrooms, classrooms, auditoriums, conference and training facilities, video teleconferencing , network operations and command and control centers. Tempest’s commitment to excellence and their ability to offer clients innovative and cost effective solutions has resulted in successful collaborations with the region’s top corporate, healthcare, technology, government, and educational clients, and has allowed them to become a trusted partner who makes a positive and lasting impact on how these businesses communicate and conduct their day to day operations. Tempest Technologies, LLC places the highest value on developing and maintaining strong customer relationships, and is committed to providing quality products and services that result in complete customer satisfaction and strategic and lasting partnerships. Tempest Technologies is headquartered in Issaquah, Washington. For more information, visit www.tempest-av.com.

Korean Broadcast Specialist Sion Media Solves Signal Routing Backup Challenges at New SBS Facility With Bittree Patchbays

GLENDALE, Calif. — Dec. 11, 2012 — Bittree, a manufacturer of high-quality audio and video patching systems, today announced that its South Korean partner, Sion Media, has been contracted by Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) to supply Bittree patchbays for its new facility, the SBS Prism Tower. SBS, one of South Korea’s largest broadcasters, purchased more than 400 Bittree video and audio patchbays for two of its channels, SBS Plus and SBS Golf. The SBS Prism Tower will support a total of six new HD channels.

“Systems designers overwhelmingly choose Bittree patching as a backup routing method for both studio and outside broadcasting use in Korea,” said Glenn Garrard, CEO of Bittree. “Sion’s customer relationships and marketing strategies are the reason for our success there. In fact, Sion has done an outstanding job of representing Bittree’s brand to the Korean broadcasting industry for more than 10 years. The SBS project is the latest example of Sion’s ability to devise solutions for prominent Korean broadcasters using the Bittree product line.”

For its facility upgrade, SBS Plus is currently installing 313 Bittree E-series HD-SDI video patch panels and 80 additional TT (Bantam) audio patchbays. Custom-designed for simplifying the installation process, E-series video patchbays feature front-mounted jacks that simplify the rewiring task for install technicians.

“Integrators and systems designers alike specify Bittree because they trust the high quality of Bittree patchbays as a reliable backup system for signal routing,” said Johnny Lim, sales manager at Sion Media. “It’s our pleasure to include such a versatile, high-demand product family in our portfolio.”

More information about Bittree’s full range of video and audio patchbays is available online at www.bittree.com.

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About SBS (Seoul Broadcasting System)
SBS, the only private-owned nationwide terrestrial television in South Korea, was established in 1990 and has successfully built a reputation as the “Innovator of the Media Industry” in its country. As the pioneering network to initiate HD broadcasting in Korea, SBS has maintained the highest ratings in genres such as news, dramas, and sports. As South Korea’s sports broadcasting leader, SBS has acquired the exclusive broadcasting rights for Olympics Games and World Cup. SBS has strategic partnerships with NTV (Japan), BTV (China), SMEG (China), TF1 (France), TVB (Hong Kong), GTV (Taiwan), and HTV (Vietnam) and operates international bureaus in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Beijing, Paris, and Cairo. Besides the terrestrial channels, SBS Media Group operates SBS Plus (drama/entertainment), SBS Golf, SBS Sports, and E! Entertainment Channel Korea — all recognized as the leaders in their genres. More information is available at www.sbs.co.kr or http://global.sbs.co.kr.

About Bittree
Bittree offers a complete line of patching products, including audio, video, data, and integrated patchbays, as well as a variety of patchcords, tools, and accessories. Tailored for use in the post-production, pro A/V, systems integration, and radio and television broadcasting fields, Bittree’s patching solutions are rigorously tested to ensure long-term functionality and dependability especially for mission-critical operations and live events. To ensure consistency, performance, and adherence to rigid quality standards, all of the company’s patching products are designed, manufactured, and tested in its state-of-the-art facility in Glendale, Calif. More information is available at www.bittree.com.

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DaVinci Resolve Provides Color Correction for Hit CBS Television Show ‘Elementary’

Tony D'Amore

Fremont, CA – December 11, 2012 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Los Angeles based post production company Encore is using DaVinci Resolve for color grading on CBS’ hit television show “Elementary,” which features Johnny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as his faithful sidekick Watson.

While shooting takes place in New York City, Cinematographer Ron Fortunato, ASC, works closely with LA based Senior Colorist Tony D’Amore at Encore, who is responsible for color grading the entire show. Originally shot in Log-C, the dailies colorist, Steven Bodner, applies a single Linear LUT to all the footage. By loading the same LUT on a node in Resolve and the dailies CDLs, created by Steven, on another node, Tony is able to start with the exact same color as the dailies that were delivered to the network, DP and producers.

Resolve allows Tony to turn the LUT node on and off on demand, which is used if he has a stock shot, title card or main title sequence that is already linear. The same goes for the dailies’ CDLs, which Tony can use as a starting point or transition to Log-C if he decides to go in a different direction and needs the latitude of the original footage.

“The ability to work from either color corrected dailies or camera original LOG material at the click of a node gives me extreme versatility and saves time and effort,” said Tony. “In the past, I would have to drag in an offline cassette and queue up and switch the tape, having to look at it before cutting back. With Resolve, in one click I can mute the node and see it without the dailies’ CDL if need be. It’s simple, but extremely effective. Being able to see everything Ron saw during production provides a dialogue when conforming.”

Using Resolve’s node based processing, Tony takes advantage of unlimited Power Windows with circle, linear, polygon and PowerCurve shapes, which he uses to address any issues and deliver on the producers’ and Ron’s vision, creating a rich and moody feel out of a normal New York City scene.

“Resolve’s unlimited nodes, windows and shapes help me deliver on the look of the show,” said Tony. “Without it, I might have to make compromises due to a lack of tools. With a show like ‘Elementary,’ there’s no room for compromise. With Resolve, I can take down the exposure on the walls or floors, address every issue and ensure everything looks perfect.”

Resolve’s Power Windows’ full multi point tracking further increases efficiency by helping keep Tony’s workflow organized by locking windows to on screen objects. “I’m able to pop a window on and hit auto track, which allows me to move on to the next shot. I’m not wasting time opening new windows, rebuilding tracking points or dealing with cumbersome keyframes. Clients and DPs are always amazed at how fast it is. Resolve lets me stay ahead of the curve,” said Tony.

About DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve is the world’s highest performance color correction solution for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux computers. DaVinci Resolve supports more real time color correction than any other system because it’s not limited by the performance of the computer it’s running on. DaVinci Resolve eliminates this performance barrier because it’s based on a cluster of high performance GPU cards, so all processing is always real time. DaVinci Resolve has the power of a true real time performance solution so handles complex color grades even when using dozens of primaries, secondaries, Power Windows™, multi point tracking, blurs, and more. DaVinci Resolve provides incredible performance in a low cost solution which can be easily upgrade by adding extra GPU’s for supercomputer power to handle 4K resolutions, stereoscopic 3D and real time grading direct from raw camera files such as Blackmagic Cinema Camera, ARRI raw, RED r3d and Sony F65 files which can be handled with ease.

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About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company’s DaVinci Emmy™ award winning color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagicdesign.com.

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Electrosonic Acquires Global Immersion, a Leading Digital Immersive Theater Designer and Integrator

Martin Howe and Jim Bowie

Electrosonic is pleased to announce its acquisition of Global Immersion, a leader in the design and integration of high performance digital immersive theater attractions. Global Immersion will continue to serve the planetarium, institutional theater and giant screen markets.

The acquisition, completed on December 10, 2012, positions Electrosonic as the only company to offer digital immersive solutions across the theme park, museum, giant screen cinema and planetarium markets.

“This is a significant strategic move for both companies, and I am excited by the prospects presented by the acquisition,” says Jim Bowie, President of Electrosonic Group. “As a single operation, we will service an even broader range of markets, bringing further innovation and an expanded offering to our customers. Our goal to attract and develop the best industry talent has been one of the drivers of the acquisition. Together we will lead by consolidating our strengths and delivering the best visual systems in the world.”

Founded in 2007, Global Immersion is renowned for its work with highly specialized and technically-complex digital immersive theaters. The company has won multiple project and business awards, and has established a solid base of digital immersive theater attractions worldwide. Its project portfolio includes the California Academy of Sciences, Adler Planetarium, Moscow Planetarium, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Peoria Riverfront Museum and Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.

Martin Howe, CEO of Global Immersion comments “I am delighted with this transaction with Electrosonic. It allows us to further expand our activities and develop our product and service offering, opening up new doors and bringing with it many synergies. The planetarium and giant screen markets are undergoing significant change as the digital revolution pace quickens. Electrosonic offers a range of benefits that our customers can immediately enjoy. Its international reach and broad technical expertise and capacity mean that we can more cost-effectively service a wider range of customers in more locations, while building upon our shared reputation for quality, performance and support.”

About Electrosonic
Electrosonic is an international audio-visual company that creates tailored, state-of-the-art solutions for a wide range of markets including theme parks, museums, control rooms, and corporate meeting rooms. Since its founding in 1964, Electrosonic has built a strong reputation for working on complex projects, both large and small, and has developed lasting partnerships with customers and suppliers. Beyond complete integrated systems, Electrosonic provides a comprehensive scope of services including technical design, projector lamp sales, maintenance and operational support.

Learn more about Electrosonic. Visit www.electrosonic.com

About Global Immersion
Founded in 2007, Global Immersion is an award-winning team dedicated to the unique and innovative medium of digital immersive theater. Global Immersion specializes in the design and integration of highly customized and technically complex planetarium, giant screen, 3D and 4D environments – serving a range of digital immersive attractions industries with superior innovation and performance on an international scale.

For further information about Global Immersion and its range of leading immersive theater solutions, please visit www.globalimmersion.com/

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