Press Releases For : June 24, 2008

Automatic Duck’s Elegant Workflow, Flawless Execution Helps Hollywood Filmmaker, Jim Dodson Complete Complex Sequences; Delivers Newest Blockbuster to Cannes Film Festival On Time

dsc_0246.JPGAs the deadline for the 2008 Cannes Film Festival loomed heavily on the horizon, filmmaker Jim Dodson had mounting deadline challenges. After nearly 16 weeks in the editing rooms, piecing together sequence after complex sequence, there were a few work items on the table he knew would put them past their deadline and in danger of missing the festival. But that was clearly not an option; Dobson had a secret weapon. more…

It’s A Nascar Sprint To The Finish Line As Habana Avenue Drives GSP Around The Bend

Breaking the mold of a typical production company, bicoastal hyper-hybrid Habana Avenue recently made a groundbreaking foray into agency-based creative, crafting a series of NASCAR Sprint Cup driver interview spots for Sprint’s website. more…

Press Releases For : June 23, 2008

E/T/C Paris Creates New World Record For Video Projection

etc-paris-image-mill-06a-150-x-65.jpgE/T/C Paris is creating a new world record in large format video projection as part of the festivities for the 400th anniversary of the City of Quebec, which runs from the 20th of June to the 24th of August.

“Le Moulin à Imagesâ€? (The Image Mill), is a spectacle of imagery and sound created by media innovator and artist Robert Lepage and his team at Ex Machina, recalling the history of Quebec City. more…

E/T/C Paris to Project at 2008 Bordeaux Wine Festival

etc-paris-bordeaux-wine-festival-raisin-150-x-21.jpgLarge format projection specialists E/T/C Paris will supply video expertise to create 200 metre wide seamless video images on the stunning 18th century Place de la Bourse as the highlight of the 10th Bordeaux Wine Festival.

E/T/C will utilise its dynamic multimedia production and display control platform, OnlyView, with 4 Christie Roadie 25K and 3 Christie Roadster S+20 projectors to achieve spectacular results. more…

SonicPool Completes Online, Coloring and Mix for “Weather Girl,” Including First Company DI Work

1-dmn-mm-mix_small.JPGHollywood, CA, June 23, 2008 – SonicPool, one of Hollywood’s leading post facilities, specializing in audio and video finishing, edit suite rentals, and full post-production services, has completed the online and coloring, as well as the mix, for a new, upcoming, indie feature film entitled “Weather Girl.â€? The announcement was made by John Frost and Patrick Bird, co-founders, SonicPool. more…

BCC Rays Cartoon in the Adobe After Effects CS3

Tutorial: Generate a Volumetric Light Effect on Animated Text

In this tutorial, we’re going to use BCC Rays Cartoon in Apple Final Cut Pro to generate a volumetric lighting effect on an animated text element. The BCC Rays Cartoon filter will also give the text the appearance of being made of neon lights. We’ll complete the effect by using the BCC Light Sweep to add a light sweep across the face of the text element and then we’ll use the BCC Colorize Glow filter to provide a soft glowing look. Click on any of the images to see a full resolution version. more…

Mantello Brothers’ First Feature Film “OCEANS 3D” Enters Digital 3D Post-Production Phase

Oceans 3D Turtle“OCEANS 3D: Voyage of a Turtle” is set to become the first feature-length documentary ever filmed and released in Digital 3D

Filmmakers Jean-Jacques and Francois Mantello (the Mantello Brothers) are pleased to announce their first feature-length film, “OCEANS 3D: Voyage of a Turtle” (working title). The film entered the digital 3D post-production phase last week. The 85-minute long feature is expected to be completed this September for an anticipated domestic release during the first half of 2009. more…

Ultrabland Delivers Promo Campaign for Discovery Channel’s Epic Six-Part Series, “When we left Earth�

New York, June 23, 2008— To create a powerful HD cinema trailer and multiple promos for Discovery Channel’s upcoming documentary, “When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions�, Discovery turned to the talents and creativity of Ultrabland (www.ultrabland.com).

The promo campaign consisted of a 2:30 cinema trailer, a :60 and two :30 promos, a spot to be shown on dozens of hi-def screens in Times Square as well as a show open. Ultrabland editors Andrew Malenda, Bennett Killmer, Victor Masnyj and Scott Harrison each took part in creating the package. Logo design and titling was provided by Doug Filiak and the audio mix was completed by Ted Marcus. The footage was edited using Apple Final Cut Pro and the graphics were realized in AfterEffects. more…

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Eden FX Contributes Over 150 FX Shots to “Get Smart,” # 1 Film in U.S.

1-dmn-mm_small.JPGHollywood, CA, June 23, 2008 — Eden FX, a Hollywood-based creator of visual effects for feature films, television programs and commercials, has contributed a number of digital visual effects for “Get Smart,” currently the # 1 film in the U.S. with an opening weekend gross of over $ 39-million. Eden FX co-founders Mark Miller and John Gross made the announcement. more…

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NCsoft Utilizes Allegorithmic’s ProFX for PC and PS3 MMO Game Development

CLERMONT-FERRAND, France — June 23, 2008 — Adding yet another prominent game developer to its client list, Allegorithmic today announced that its procedural texturing middleware, ProFX 2.6, will be integrated by NCsoft® Europe and its development teams. ProFX was selected for its ability to quickly produce extremely small texture files – dramatically reducing downloading times and greatly improving the gamers’ overall experience. NCsoft Corporation (KSE:036570.KS), the world’s leading developer and publisher of online games is well known for titles such as Guild Wars®, City of Heroes® / City of Villains® and its most successful and longest running title, Lineage® II: The Chaotic Throne, which has reached over 17 million players worldwide. NCsoft plans to utilize ProFX on PC and PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3â„¢) platforms. more…

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