Archive for March 13th, 2013

Big Logo Advertising, in Partnership with Bavayou Films, LLC, Produces Promotional Campaign for Clever Fit Health Clubs of Germany & Holland; Blue Room Post Provides Post Production Services

Manhattan Beach, CA, March 14, 2013 – Creative services agency Big Logo Advertising, in partnership with Bavayou Films, LLC, has conceived and produced its first international campaign, one promoting the Clever Fit health club chain in Germany and Holland. Big Logo’s sister company Blue Room Post is providing full service post production for the new campaign.
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To view this promotional spot, please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5riP4OoruM
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This campaign for Clever Fit will be seen across Germany and the Netherlands, beginning in April, on broadcast television, in movie theaters, and via social media sites. Clever Fit is the third largest health club chain in Germany, with over 120 locations, and membership numbering over 200,000. For more information, please see: http://www.clever-fit.com
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The Clever Fit promotional spots feature guest star Kali Muscle, currently one of the top bodybuilders working as an actor within the television advertising industry. Recently named “Mr. California” in 2012, Kali Muscle has appeared in dozens of high profile TV spots in the United States, including those for Comcast, Honda, Old Navy, Snickers, Geico, and many others.
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Big Logo shot the Clever Fit promotional spots on a beautifully sunny Saturday afternoon during Feb. 2013 on Venice Beach, CA. The site was selected because of its historical significance—Venice, CA, was the birthplace of the modern day fitness culture – the original location of both “Gold’s Gym” and “Muscle Beach,” which helped turn such bodybuilders as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno into international superstars.
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In the Clever Fit promotional spots, we first see Kali Muscle working out on Venice Beach, propelling himself numerous times on the pull up bars. Kali then comes across a very pretty blonde woman sitting on a beach blanket aside her mild-mannered, and clearly out of shape, boyfriend. Kalie squeezes the man’s flabby belly, as the man lets out a high pitched squeal. Kali eliminates the man, flirts with the beautiful woman, and ultimately carries her off into the sunset.
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Riccardo Christ, Head of Marketing for Clever Fit GmbH, said, “Big Logo and Andre Enzensberger really delivered to us a fun, impactful promotional spot to help us get the word out there about the benefits of being in shape. The spot has humor, a pretty girl, and a super fit athlete all rolled into one clever and unique package. The fact that this spot was shot on Venice Beach, the home of the worldwide working out movement, makes the piece even that much more special. We believe our target audience will be moved to action by this spot, and we hope to see an increase in our membership numbers shortly after this spot breaks on TV, in theatres, and online.”
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Director Andre Enzensberger, a German national who’s lived in California for the past decade, said, “I think this commercial could really take off in Germany because it is such a fresh take on portraying the essence of being fit. It also has the right amount of American spice – so we are sending an exotic bird into the market there… and everybody loves exotic birds.”
Adds Steve Bland, Founder/Executive Producer, Big Logo Advertising, “We’re pleased to have the ability to take our collaborative process and apply it to any type of client and communication challenge, regardless of geography. The entire creative staff for this campaign, along with the production crew, two of the three actors, and the editors, have all recently worked together on multiple projects in conception, production, and post. In fact, we like to think of our team as ‘The Big Logo Players!’”
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CREATIVE/PRODUCTION CREDITS FOR CLEVER FIT SPOTS:
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Writer(s): Andre Enzensberger, Steve Bland
Director: Andre Enzensberger
DP: Justin Harrison (shot on RED Epic)
AD/Grip: Ted Walter
Sound/Grip: Bobby Simpson
Makeup & Hair: Stephanie Biefeldt
DIT: R.A. Yarbrough
Production Photographer: Betsy Enzensberger
Production Designer: Steve Bland
Post Supervisor: Tim Newenham
Editor (CS6 Premiere Pro): Andre Enzensberger
Motion Artist (CS6 After Effects): Bobby Simpson
Sound Designer & Mixer: Steve Gregan
Producer(s): Steve Bland, Andre Enzensberger
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CAST
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Muscleman: Kali Muscle
Blonde Girlfriend: Caitlin Beitel
Beach Boy in Chair: Mike Fierro
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ABOUT BIG LOGO ADVERTISING:
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Based in Manhattan Beach, CA, Big Logo Advertising is a creative services agency that provides its marketing and promotional expertise to a diverse range of local and regional clients. The company specializes in creative campaign development and execution across all advertising platforms. For more information, please see: http://www.biglogoadvertising.com/
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ABOUT BAVAYOU FILMS, LLC:
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Bavayou Films is devoted to the A-Z creation of a cutting-edge generation of new, indie films which help keep the independent filmmaking spirit alive. The company’s documentary film on the life of an MMA fighter, “Occupation: Fighter,” is currently #8 on iTunes Movies, in the “Sports Category.” Please see: http://www.bavayoufilms.com/
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ABOUT BLUE ROOM POST:
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With state-of-the-art facilities located at both MBS/Raleigh Studios in Manhattan Beach, and at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, Blue Room Post is a full-service production and post production company that provides media content solutions at reasonable prices to major movie studios and independent filmmakers, television networks, home entertainment companies, and corporations and brands.
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Founded in 2009, the company specializes in all areas of editorial, including offline, on-line, color correction, motion graphics, compositing, title design, digital dailies, wire clean up and restoration. BRP’s audio services include ADR, sound recording and mixing, foley stage & sound design, narration & VO recording, music recording and sound editing. Other company services include finishing, Blu-Ray DVD authoring, visual effects and support services.
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Among the high profile projects to which Blue Room Post has provided its services are the TV series “The Closer,” “Major Crimes” “Private Practice,” “Castle,” “Dallas,” “Revenge,” “90210,” and “Longmire” Additionally, in the feature film arena, BRP has supplied source ADR for Marvel Entertainment’s “Iron Man 2” and “Thor,” and temp ADR for the blockbuster movies “The Avengers” and “Captain America.” For more information, please see: www.blueroompost.com
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Bob Skye Joins WSDG As West Coast Rep/Project Engineer

New Role For Electro/Acoustics Innovator / Recording Engineer

SAN FRANCISCO: Bob Skye, a leader in electro/acoustic design, recording studio construction and, a Grammy-winning engineer with Gold and Platinum credits, has joined the Walters-Storyk Design Group. As WSDG’s west coast rep and project engineer, Skye will shoulder a host of responsibilities ranging from new client development and overall business management to hands-on project design and construction supervision.

“Our business plan is focused on providing exemplary client services as we expand our operation in the U.S. South America and abroad,” says WSDG Director of New Business Development, Sergio Molho. “The secret ingredient is talent, and Bob Skye is one of the most accomplished designer/builders in our field. We are extremely optimistic about our growing West Coast office; Adding one of California’s premiere acoustic gurus to our team emphasizes the level of our commitment to this market. And, Bob’s presence will enable our long-term SF associate Jack Leahy to focus on other WSDG assignments.”

Robert “Bob” Skye founded Skyelabs Inc. in 1975 as a mobile recording/acoustical/audio system design firm. From 1986 to 1993 he owned and operated the legendary Plant Recording Studios. His electro/acoustic design skills have contributed to the success of numerous nightclub, live theater, cinema, recording studio, large venue, corporate and live broadcast clients. His CV is highlighted by work for ABC TV, NBC TV NFL Films, the San Francisco Opera, Russian National Orchestra, Hong Kong Stadium, The Lear Theater (Reno, NV) Talking House Recording (SF) and numerous clubs including SF’s DNA Lounge, Whispers, Club Mercury and Blondie’s.

“Having worked on numerous WSDG projects, I have an abiding respect for John Storyk, Beth Walters and the entire WSDG team,” Bob Skye remarked. “We share a philosophy based on a commitment to excellence. I look forward to this new chapter in my life with genuine enthusiasm.”

“Bob Skye is one of our industry’s most multi-faceted, go-to guys,” WSDG co-principal John Storyk remarked. “We have collaborated with him, bid jobs against him, and over the past 35 years we’ve grown to respect the impressive range of his expertise. He not only does it all, he does it all well. We are delighted to welcome him aboard.”

Photo: Bob Skye has joined WSDG as west coast rep/project supervisor.

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Walters-Storyk Design Group has designed over 3000 media production facilities in the U.S., Europe, the Far East and Latin America. WSDG credits range from the original Jimi Hendrix Electric Lady Studio in Greenwich Village to NYC’s Jazz At Lincoln Center performance complex, broadcast facilities for The Food Network, CBS and WNET, over twenty teaching studios for The Art Institutes around the US, and corporate clients such as Hoffman La Roche. Recent credits include Jungle City, NY’s major new destination studio; private studios for Green Day, Jay-Z, Timbaland’s Tim Mosley, film composer Carter Burwell, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys. WSDG principals John Storyk, Beth Walters, and Dirk Noy lecture frequently at universities and industry events, and contribute regularly to industry publications. WSDG is a seven-time winner of the prestigious TEC Award for outstanding achievement in Acoustics/Facility Design, including 2012 for Jungle City. WSDG maintains offices in NY, SF, Miami, Buenos Aires, Belo Horizonte, Basel, Beijing, Barcelona and Mexico City

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In Tune Partners Publishes Cool Jobs In The Music Business

“This book is a must read for anyone looking to break into the music business.”
- Kelly Rowland

Montclair, NJ (March 13, 2013) – In Tune Partners, the renowned music education company, publishes Cool Jobs In The Music Business, a guide for anyone interested in a career in the today’s and tomorrow’s rapidly changing music business. The book is distributed by Hal Leonard, the musician’s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more.

Industry veteran and chair of NYU’s Clive Davis Recorded Music program Jeffrey Rabhan explains career options in the music business through the experiences of some of the top DJs, educators, engineers, executives, journalists, managers, music supervisors, producers, promoters, publicists, publishers, and technicians. Starting from his own experience guiding the careers of such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Lil’ Kim, Michelle Branch, DMX, and Jermaine Dupri, Rabhan outlines the essentials of today’s business while looking into the future.

Cool Jobs In The Music Business will show you how various sectors of the business operate so that you may best determine where your skills are suited. Jermaine Dupri, who wrote the foreword for this book, says: “You need to know the world you’re bringing your music into. You need to know your industry. This book is monumentally important, because it helps you do just that… Jeff Rabhan knows this industry inside and out and has mastered the challenge of teaching something that can’t be trapped in the classroom.”

Conducting dozens of exclusive interviews, the author draws unique insights and advice specifically targeted at young people from those currently in the business. Rabhan starts with an overview of various categories in the industry, then details all of the jobs within that category, from entry level to top executive. The DVD includes audio and video footage of the author and additional interviews.

About the Author
Jeffrey Rabhan is an experienced artist manager and music industry executive who has worked across all genres of popular music. His clients have earned more than a dozen GRAMMY Awards and sold over 100 million records. Rabhan has been an executive for Atlantic and Elektra Records, partner at the top entertainment company The Firm, co-founder of innovative music entity Three Ring Projects, and is currently a marketing consultant to Sony Music Japan International, creative director of Trifecta Consulting ltd., and Chair of The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Cool Jobs In The Music Business
$19.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00333496
ISBN: 9781458420961
Width: 6.0″, Length: 9.0″, 246 pages
Audio and Video interviews on included DVD

Hal Leonard Books is an imprint of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group www.halleonardbooks.com and www.onstageandbackstage.wordpress.com

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Introducing Matrox Avio F125 High Performance Dual Video KVM Extenders Featuring USB 2.0 Support

KVM extension solution delivers uncompressed, zero-latency transmission up to 4 km on a single fiber optic cable

Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced Matrox Avio F125, a fiber-optic KVM extender which separates dual HD video, keyboard, mouse, stereo analog audio and USB 2.0 devices from a workstation. Avio F125 features flexible connectivity options. Its transmitter/receiver pair extends two single-link DVI (2x1920x1200) or one dual-link DVI (2560×1600 or 4096×2160) video, and multiple high-speed USB 2.0 compliant devices from the host computer by up to 400 m (1312 ft) over multimode cable and 4 km (2.5 mi) over single-mode cable. Avio F125 stands out for its ability to transmit all signals with zero compression and zero latency on a single duplex LC-LC fiber-optic cable. Designed for high-performance environments, Avio F125 delivers fluid graphics and video playback making it ideal for broadcast, post production, Pro A/V, industrial process control, oil and gas, 3D design and visualization, and military environments.

“Matrox Avio F125 is the latest addition to our successful KVM product line and is designed to address our customers’ need to extend high-speed USB 2.0 devices and high resolution digital video in demanding environments,” said Caroline Injoyan, business development manager at Matrox Graphics Inc. “Avio F125 takes advantage of the full 10Gbps bandwidth that fiber optic technology offers us today, transmitting all data uncompressed and with zero latency.”

Matrox will be showcasing the new Avio F125 KVM extender at NAB 2013 booth #SL4616, from April 8-11, 2013.

Additional Matrox Avio F125 features:
• Smooth HD, 2K and 4K video playback without any dropped frames
• Maximum distances of 400 m (1312 ft) in multimode and 4 km (2.5 mi) in single-mode via an optional upgrade
• Keyboard and mouse extension via two USB HID ports or PS/2 connectors
• Four USB 2.0 ports on the receiver unit for USB 2.0 high-speed peripherals, including support for isochronous audio and video devices
• Local outputs on the Avio transmitter unit for easy maintenance or to share the remote the desktop on a collaborative video wall
• DDC compliance and advanced EDID management for reliable communication between the remote monitors and host system
• Rack mountable or stand alone units
• Plug & play design for easy deployment with no software installation
• Compatibility with Microsoft® Windows®, Linux®, UNIX® and Mac OS® X operating systems

Availability
Matrox Avio F125 KVM extenders will be available as of Q2 2013. For more information, including pricing, contact Matrox Graphics.

• Avio F125 Transmitter – Part number: AV-F125TXF
• Avio F125 Receiver – Part number: AV-F125RXF

About Matrox Graphics Inc.
Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier choice in industries that require stable, high-reliability products. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with representation and offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/graphics.

France Télévisions – one of Europe’s largest broadcasters partners with Fairlight

Sydney, Australia – Fairlight, a leading force in digital audio technologies, is proud to announce that France Télévisions has chosen Fairlight’s Audio Post Production system EVO to upgrade 25 of their regional studios. Recent changes to France Télévisions production and distribution of regional news and programs required a complete workflow solution seamlessly integrating audio post in a news production environment.

Following a detailed technical and operational evaluation process as part of a European Union tender, Fairlight EVO was chosen by a France Télévisions expert review panel out of many international suppliers as the preferred audio post solution. Fairlight EVO’s superior tactile control surface, the high speed processing power of its CC-1 Media Engine and the customization opportunity of the new iCan technology was recognized by France Télévisions to deliver faster and higher throughput. The expertise to handle complex workflows through innovative management tools such as TTWASS (Total Tapeless Automation System Suite) together with strong service support from Broadcast Architech, Fairlight’s distribution partner in France, supported the decision to partner with Fairlight.

Jean-Claude Kathriner, CEO of Fairlight says “We are delighted that France Télévisions is joining the increasing number of broadcasters around the world selecting Fairlight technology for their audio post production requirements. We are looking forward to working closely with France Télévisions and Broadcast Architech to ensure smooth implementation of the systems.” Installation of the first regional studios is scheduled for January 2013.

About Fairlight:
Fairlight is a Sydney-Australia based leading manufacturer of professional video and audio recording, editing and mixing systems offering desktop, console and mouse based environments. Fairlight is at the forefront of audio IP, having received numerous Scientific and Technical Academy Awards. Pioneering 3D sound development and customized control surfaces acknowledged by industry leaders as being the fastest and most ergonomic available. www.fairlight.com.au

Broadcast Architech is based in Paris-France and the exclusive distributor of Fairlight products in France, Belgium and Luxembourg. www.broadcast-architech.com

The Hollywood Post Alliance Sales Career Resource Group



(Los Angeles, CA) The Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) has announced the topic for its latest SCRG luncheon panel, Deal Maker or Breaker: Collaboration, which will take place Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in North Hollywood, CA. The discussion will cover how technology has nearly leveled the playing field of opportunity and the importance of collaboration, our willingness to work together; and that now more than ever before our industry's strengths are founded on relationships. Can we learn to be proactive and embrace this style of cooperative business practices and ideologies? Ben Benedetti, Executive Director Sound Editorial and Digital Services, Sony Pictures Entertainment will moderate.

Joining Mr. Benedetti, are top industry professionals, Bruce Sandzimier, VP Post, ABC Studios; Lisa Black, SVP Business Development and Enterprises, FishBowl; Steve Beres, Technology Architect, HBO; Michael Fink, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor and Andrea Kalas VP of Archives, Paramount Pictures.

The HPA is a leading industry organization connecting trade professionals and bringing forth awareness and recognition for the post production industry. The HPA created the Sales Career Resource Group (SCRG) to further their mission of creating community amongst sales and marketing professionals, providing a forum of support and resources; and to continue the proliferation of the HPA, stimulate member growth and further exemplify its ideals and commitment to industry support. The HPA(r) SCRG luncheons are engaging, expert-driven educational events that create community among sales, marketing and business development professionals.

The last several SCRG lunches have sold out, so early registration is encouraged. Online registration is $60 for HPA members and $80 for non-members, and can be purchased by visiting www.hpaonline.com. If the event doesn't sell out, limited onsite registration may be available at higher prices. For information about the Hollywood Post Alliance and their Sales Career Resource Group (SCRG) series, please visit http://www.hpaonline.com or call 213.614.0860.

About the Hollywood Post Alliance(r)
Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) serves the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content.

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Test Drive the Brand New Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K Digital Cinema Camcorder With Adorama

Join Adorama for a FREE in-depth tour and hands-on demo of the new Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta camera; food and drink will be served
 
What: Adorama Presents: Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K Digital Cinema Camcorder
When: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 6pm
Where: Adorama’s new event space at 55 West 17th Street, between 5th and 6th avenue
Cost: FREE
 
New York, NY – March 13, 2013 – Adorama, the leading supplier of pro video, photographic and consumer electronics products, which is now selling and renting the new Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K Digital Cinema Camcorder, will be hosting an exclusive demo event of the camera. The free Sony PMW F-5 demo evening will be held on Thursday March 21st at 6pm at Adorama’s new event space at 55 West 17th Street, between 5th and 6th avenue. Director of Digital Cinema at Adorama Rental Company Daniel Gurzi will give an in-depth presentation on the highly anticipated camera, with a Q&A session following for attendees to ask any additional questions. Hands-on time will follow, where attendees will have the chance to test-drive the Sony PMW-F5. Refreshments will be served.
 
Schedule
6:00 – Doors open
6:30 – Presentation begins
8:00 – Networking and hands-on demos
 
This event is free but space is limited – RSVP today to reserve your spot for the Sony PMW-F5 Cinema Camera event! Food and beverages will be served.
 

Sony PMW-F4 CineAlta 4K Camera


 
About the Sony PMW-F5
The Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta camera shoots spectacular images with its 8.9 megapixels (effective) Sony 4K image sensor. Get superior, super-sampled pictures with noticeably higher contrast, rich color reproduction and greater clarity. The camera offers robust built-in recording modes, all with vibrant 4:2:2 color. Irresistible options include the amazing precision of 16-bit linear RAW 2K/4K recording and high-speed shooting at up to 120 fps without cropping. The F5 is exceptionally small, light and modular, letting shooters build up the right configuration for each job or each shot. The Sony PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K Digital Cinema Camcorder retails at 16,490 USD and can be purchased at Adorama.com.
 
About Adorama
Adorama is more than a camera store. It’s one of the world’s largest photography, imaging, pro video and electronics retailers, having served its customers for nearly 35 years. Adorama has grown from its New York City superstore into a global online destination, Adorama.com, for photography and imaging products, services, and education. Adorama’s vast offerings now encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab (AdoramaPix), pro equipment rental (Adorama Rental Company), and its award-winning Adorama Learning Center, which offers free educational resources for photographers.
 
Adorama has the honor of being listed in Forbes.com’s “Best of the Web” Top 100 Internet Retailers, and in Consumer Reports as a leading photography and electronics retailer. Visit Adorama at Adorama.com.
 
Press Contact:
Anya Oskolkova
Zazil Media Group
(e) anya@zazilmediagroup.com
(p) 617.817.6559
(skype) anya.oskolkova
 
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Advanced Systems Group Welcomes Tim Mundorff to Professional Services Department

EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, today announced that veteran industry engineer Tim Mundorff joined the company’s Professional Services department, effective Jan. 14. He will focus on design services and engineering.

Mundorff has more than 20 years of engineering experience. Most recently, he served as a senior systems engineer for Sony PSA Solutions Engineering, where he developed a space and cost efficient central file management and applications system as well as systems design for dual projector 3D solutions for multi-cinema complexes. He has also worked as senior systems engineer for Radium/Reel FX Studios in California, project engineer at Ascent Media Systems and Technology Services, and senior proposal engineer at Sony Systems Integration.

“We are very pleased to welcome Tim to our Professional Services team,” said Dave Van Hoy, president, Advanced Systems Group. “He has extensive experience in systems engineering across a variety of professional AV applications, and is a valuable asset for our customers.”

Mundorff is based in the company’s main office in Emeryville. Contact him at (510) 654-8300 or via e-mail at tsm@asgllc.com.

About ASG:

Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., with offices in the Bay Area and Southern California, has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in Apple-based newsroom systems, shared storage, archiving, editing, finishing, and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 185 SANs, production, and post production systems over the last six years. For more information, visit www.asgllc.com or call 510-654-8300.

Soundgarden Takes Elidy LEDs and grandMA2 on its King Animal Tour

Seattle-based rock band Soundgarden’s new King Animal Tour has hit the road with Chromlech Elidy LEDs – the first tour to use the fixtures – and a grandMA2 console supplied by Upstsaging. A.C.T lighting is the distributor of Chromlech Elidy fixtures and the MA products in North America.

The national tour is in support of the rockers’ sixth studio album, also called “King Animal,” which was released last November. Their first engagement played Washington, D.C.’s D.A.R. Constitution Hall in January.

“We designed a show very specific to a theater space,” says Justin Collie, production designer with PEDG. “The tour is a high-tech ‘old school’ theater production. We used 60 of the S panels, arrayed as truss fascia. We selected them for the novelty of the fixture and because they fit in very well in terms of the color temperature. They feel like an old-school lamp but have an ultra-modern effect. They give a nice warm tungsten color temperature, and you cab map media servers to them. It’s very easy to get effects, and we can make specific QuickTime Movies to get very precise effects.”

French-made Chromlech Elidy fixtures are the world’s first LED matrixes capable of projecting volumetric graphics. They combine high-output, calibrated, warm white LEDs with specific optics to generate extremely narrow beams that far exceed the intensity of LED screens. Elidy fixtures are also decorative items that can blend easily into scenery, backgrounds and décor by using a wide range of accessories, including unique new customized covers. These covers are attached either magnetically or as a snap-on and change the panels’ appearance to take on different colors and textures, including wood, metal, mirror, leather, stone and even grass.

Lighting designer Kille Knobel configured the Elidys in three large rectangular panels rigged “like a roof” with two horizontal and one vertical. “I saw a demo online and thought they looked really beautiful,” she recalls. “I’m a huge fan of tungsten fixtures, and these really had a true tungsten feel about them for an LED. Also, I could pixel map them as well as use them as a light source. They’ve got a beautiful look, and we’ve gotten some really good effects out of them.”

Knobel says once she tracked down the still new Elidy fixtures, “A.C.T Lighting and Upstaging worked tirelessly with us to make sure we could use them on this tour. I like them a lot!”

Adds Collie, “They’re working great – they’re very effective and very flexible.”

The King Animal Tour marks Knobel’s first time using a grandMA2, as well. “It’s an incredibly powerful console with a level of flexibility and user-definable options that outpace other desks,” she says. “The sheer creativity and the power of the console really drove me to use it.” Jason Baeri is the grandMA2 programmer for the Soundgarden tour.

About A.C.T Lighting

A leading importer and distributor of lighting products, A.C.T Lighting, Inc. strives to identify future trends and cutting-edge products, and stock, sell and support their inventory. The company provides superior customer service and value for money to all of its clients.

For more information call 818-707-0884.

CACHE-A SHIPS PRIME-CACHE6 LTO-6 DESKTOP ARCHIVING APPLIANCE

New LTO-6 appliance delivers cost-effective entry-point for future-proof archiving

Cache-A Corporation (www.cache-a.com), manufacturer of award-winning archiving appliances, is shipping its brand new Prime-Cache6 LTO-6 desktop archive appliance with advanced LTFS capabilities. The release of Prime-Cache6 completes the release of LTO-6 technology across Cache-A’s complete product line – including the flagship Pro-Cache6, high-performance Power-Cache, and flexible Library 24/48 automation systems – all of which will be make their US debut at NAB 2013, at Cache-A’s Booth #SL11109.

Compact and powerful Prime-Cache6

Prime-Cache6, noted for its near-silent operation and designed for office and on-set use, carries forward the improved durability and performance capabilities of its LTO-5 predecessor. Along with LTO-6, it features a toughened chassis, plus a larger built-in 4TB of rugged, 2.5-inch, HDD RAID that significantly accelerates disk-based transfer speeds.

Prime-Cache-6 is also shipping with Cache-A’s latest v3.2 software upgrade – based on 64-bit enterprise level CentOS 6.2 – that delivers further dramatic leaps in performance and operability.

“The new Prime-Cache6, with the very latest in LTFS, is the most cost-effective entry-point for anyone wanting to future-proof their content,” said Phil Ritti, CEO of Cache-A. “As with previous versions, this compact, portable appliance is easy-to-use, unbelievably capable, super-fast and unobtrusive on-set or in the office.”

KEY FEATURES OF PRIME-CACHE6:
Cache-A’s Prime-Cache6 delivers all the features needed to provide professionals in film and video with networkable LTO-tape storage systems at an affordable price.

Trailblazing LTFS capability – Cache-A has carried its advanced LTFS (Linear Tape File System) capabilities into Prime-Cache6, with new seamless cartridge-spanning of large projects, along with an array of enhancements, such as MD5 checksums, that are not included in other LTFS implementations.

Reinforced chassis & small form factor – providing robustness in on-set production environments. At 10.75” x 4.4” x 10.75” (273mm x 112mm x 273mm) Prime-Cache6 is also the smallest, space-saving archiving tool in its class.

New 4TB 2.5-inch RAID 0 – delivering disk bandwidth that doubles the disk throughput of original Prime-Cache models.

New v3.2 software – featuring accelerated 64-bit processing, email notifications, queue management, new LTFS tape-spanning capabilities, plus many customer-driven operational features allowing users to archive, access and exchange archived content with greater ease.

Built-in catalog database – enables Prime-Cache6 to remember every file, folder and every Cache-A LTO tape it has ever seen, making it easy for users to track, search and retrieve content.

Versatile connectivity– Prime Cache6’s dual GB Ethernet, two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, enable deployment in a wide variety of professional digital media workflows – from on-set cart systems to SAN/NAS systems in post production.

As with previous generations of LTO technology, Cache-A’s LTO-6 systems provide backward compatibility with previous generations of LTO tape. Prime-Cache6 can read/write LTO-5 and LTO-6 cartridges and read LTO-4 cartridges, helping to preserve media investments and ease implementation.

LTO-6 is the sixth generation of Linear-Tape Open (LTO) technology. LTO was launched in 2000, and LTO tape has a shelf life of at least 30 years. With four million tape drives in use, plus more the 200 million cartridges sold worldwide, it has proven the most economical and safe long-term storage technology for the IT and media and entertainment industries.

Price & Availability:
Prime-Cache6 is priced at $8,995USD and is available immediately from Cache-A resellers worldwide. Visit www.cache-a.com.

About Cache-A Corporation:
Cache-A’s award-winning, archive appliances are employed daily by thousands of users worldwide, in media/entertainment, Fortune 500 corporations, government departments, higher-education and houses of worship, to securely archive, search and retrieve vital digital assets. The company was founded in 2008 with a dedication to make archiving easy, and combines extensive experience in data storage and video media, with a reputation for delivering innovation and excellence to digital media professionals at a reasonable cost. Cache-A’s product range includes desktop and rack-mount appliances that are compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux/Unix networking infrastructures. Renowned for their ease-of-use, Cache-A products deliver leading-edge performance in video and digital film workflows, and lead the field in using the secure, portable, interchangeable, industry-standard LTFS and tar formats on LTO-6 media. Cache-A’s Pro-Cache was awarded Creative Cow’s prestigious Blue Ribbon in 2011 for “Best Archiving System”, and Power-Cache won Studio Daily’s 2012 Prime Award for “Best User Interface/User Experience”.
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