Press Releases For : July 19, 2008

EDEN FX Earns Four 2008 Emmy Award Nominations for “Life After People”

a-dmn-mm_small.JPGHollywood, CA, July 21, 2008 – Four members of Eden FX have been nominated for a 2008 Emmy Award for their work in the category of “Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or Special.�

Eden FX created visual effects for the History Channel TV Special
“Life After Peopleâ€? for client Flight 33 Productions. Eden’s nominees were Andrea D’Amico – Visual Effects Producer, Dave Morton – Lead Visual Effects Artist, Jim May – Digital Artist and Casey Benn – Digital Artist. more…

Press Releases For : July 18, 2008

Spy Post Teams Up With Director Ian Schiller on New Specialized Cycling Campaign

spypostspecialized-bikes.jpgRED Workflow & Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration Key To Tour De France Spots

San Francisco, CA – (July 17, 2008) – With Tour de France currently underway, Specialized Bicycle Components has launched a new global campaign with help from Director Ian Schiller and Spy Post. more…

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FINAL CUT EDITOR STEPHEN BERGER CUTS MOVING CAMPAIGN FOR NATIONAL GRID

finalcutnational-grid.jpgSanta Monica, CA – (July 17, 2008) – Final Cut Editor Stephen Berger recently cut a campaign for National Grid, which provides electricity and natural gas to 6 million customers in the northeastern US. Created by ad agency Mullen, “Polar Bearâ€? and “Carsâ€? are brand spots touting the company’s environmental awareness and its new “The power of actionâ€? message. more…

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Los Angeles Entrepreneur to Open New $ Multi-million Film and Television Production Studio, Avenue Six Studios

Avenue Six StudiosLos Angeles, CA (July 18, 2008) – In 2005, entrepreneur Paul Reitzin was in desperate need of a studio to shoot visuals for his extremely popular furniture line. Reitzin glanced around the Los Angeles film production landscape, and not impressed by what he saw thought to himself, “We can do better. We have to do better.” In his mind, the task at hand was clear. more…

FrameCycler Anchors VFX Pipeline for ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D’

VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend Speaks about Stereo Postproduction

Munich: July 18, 2008 … FrameCycler, with IRIDAS’ DualStream stereoscopic technology, played a key role in the VFX pipeline for ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D.’ With the additional demands which stereo filmmaking places on visual effects work, effective review and image analysis tools are essential. Christopher Townsend, VFX supervisor on Journey 3D, and artists from several of the facilities involved, spoke recently about the project and FrameCycler’s role in the pipeline. more…

GO Film Plants Rad-ish Back in the Mix

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES, JULY 18, 2008 – Rad-ish, the directing duo of Moritz Friedel & Cristoph Chrudimak, has returned to bicoastal GO Film, signing with the company for exclusive US spot representation. The team previously spent four years at GO, and most recently was on the roster at Park Pictures.

“Cristoph and Moritz are brilliant, in my opinion, and are two of the most talented people I’ve worked with,” said Partner/Executive Producer Robert Wherry. He described Rad-ish’s style as “a unique mix of visual choreography, rhythm, and storytelling, employing a rye humor and distinct point of view to bring a storyboard to life.” more…

Hitachi Appoints Ray Soltys To Position Of Director of Sales, Business Group

Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc., Business Group has announced the appointment of Ray Soltys to the position of Director of Sales, Business Group, effective immediately. Mr. Soltys will be responsible for sales of Hitachi LCD projectors and Hitachi Software interactive panels and whiteboards. more…

Signiant Joins HP Developer & Solution Partner Program

signiantlogowithtaglinejpeg.jpegSigniant’s Digital Media Distribution Management Solution Interoperates with HP Media Storage Solutions

Signiant®, Inc., the leading developer of digital media distribution management solutions (DMDMS) for the telco, media and entertainment industries, today announced it has been accepted into the HP Communications Media & Entertainment (CME) Partner Program within the HP Developer & Solution Partner Program (DSPP). Signiant is the only DSPP member that has been validated for integration of file-based workflow with HP Media Storage solutions. more…

Amazing CGI Animation Brings Prehistoric Natural History to Life Like Never Before in JURASSIC FIGHT CLUB

New York, June 23, 2008 – A dinosaur’s life was not easy. Volatile pre-historic terrain, harsh climate conditions, insufficient food and water, as well as unrelenting enemy predators made survival anything but a given. With cutting edge forensics leading to new discoveries every day, researchers are gaining remarkable insight into the psychology and physiology of these ancient beasts. The new series JURASSIC FIGHT CLUB, premiering on Historyâ„¢, Tuesday, July 29 at 9pm ET/PT, brings the history of dinosaurs and their epic encounters to life like never before seen with astonishing CGI, illustrating the characteristics that made some the hunters and others the game. more…

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Press Releases For : July 17, 2008

Zoic Studios Hosts Comic-Con Panel: “Exceeding Expectations and Exploring New Worlds – Feature Effects for the Small Screen�

zoic_skull2.jpgZoic Studios moderates a discussion with VFX Supervisors on their passion for creating narrative enhancing, eye-popping effects for television.

Join some of the best in the business as they discuss future trends as well as their contribution to the television series; “Heroes,â€? “Battlestar: Galactica,â€? “The Middleman,â€? “Lost,â€? “Eureka,â€? “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,â€? “Smallville,â€? and the new fall show “Fringe.â€? more…

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