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Interactive Bingo Offers Multiplayer Theatrical Experience, Turns Classic Game Into Groundbreaking Entertainment

Los Angeles, CA – (December 4, 2008) -- Hybrid media studio Psychic Bunny recently completed seven months of production on TimePlay’s CineBingo, which brings the future of bingo to today’s audiences in specially-equipped clubs and theaters throughout the UK. Psychic Bunny produced all animation and graphics as well as the music, sound effects and portions of game scripting for a totally unique experience aimed at revolutionizing the way people view and play bingo. CineBingo is bingo as its never been played before, with energetic motion on the big screen, a live host calling the shots, wireless touchscreen handhelds for the players in their seats, and full surround audio to tie it all together. "We took the game of bingo and the techniques of cinema and motion design to create a larger-than-life, immersive, flowing experience that keeps players captivated and locked in their seats," said Psychic Bunny Creative Director Doug Spice. Add in a full host of other “PrizePlay� mini-games and a large cash pool, and you’ve got the explosive CineBingo experience. 13 mini-games make up CineBingo, including Battle of the Sexes, FotoFinish, Snap, Slander and Heist, offering entertainment for all ages and levels.

TimePlay developed each game concept, turning to creative partner Psychic Bunny to direct the visual realization of each element. Key to the success of this production was to craft striking visuals that would facilitate game flow and transition seamlessly between screens, requiring the Psychic Bunny team to think like game developers and broadcast designers simultaneously. For example, all pieces of media had to flow seamlessly together, which required figuring out a complex network of introductions, loops, transitions, and music cues... and then making sure that the big screen design synched up with the handhelds. “The big screen animations were designed to capture the imagination and the interactive handheld screens to capture their input,� illustrates Psychic Bunny Producer Rick Castañeda. In total, Psychic Bunny had to deliver over 3000 individual elements for this game, from QuickTime movies, to handheld screens, to ball calls and trivia questions with the goal of bringing players back again and again with a variety of neo Bingo games. 
 “I really think this game is going to blow people’s minds when they go in expecting a standard bingo game,� concludes Castañeda. “This is bingo to the MAX and an exciting way to open up the game for a whole new generation of people.� ###


More than 55 of the 2018 Fall Television and Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design

More than 55 of the 2018 Fall Television and Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design today announced that the company’s production and post products were used to complete many of the fall 2018 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series. More than 55 shows rely on Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras; Fusion visual effects (VFX), compositing, 3D and motion graphics software; and DaVinci Resolve editing, color correction, VFX and digital audio software; as well as its switchers, routers, monitors and capture and playback devices.


Jingle All the Way: Luxul's XMS-1208P Managed Gigabit Switch is Available for All CI Integrators this Holiday Season

Luxul, the leading innovator of IP networking solutions for AV integrators, today announced that it's giving CI integrators the gift of enterprise-level performance at affordable price points this holiday season. It doesn't matter if they've been naughty or nice, the company's XMS-1208P 12-port/18 PoE+ managed Gigabit switch — that delivers high-speed performance while enabling simple network expansion — is now available for all. And to ring in the new year, Luxul will begin shipping its AMS-1816P 18-port/16 PoE+ L2/L3 managed Gigabit switch in early January.


HoverCam Transforms Classrooms Fit for Future-Ready Students at Val Verde USD

HoverCam, an innovative technology leader in the digital education market, announced that Val Verde Unified School District (USD) in Parris, California, successfully installed HoverCam's Pilot digital teaching stations and CenterStage interactive flat panels (IFPs) in new STEM labs in the elementary schools, with plans for an eventual rollout to the district's middle and high schools. As part of the district's goal to create future-ready students, Val Verde USD chose HoverCam digital education solutions to address the rising challenge of updating classrooms and introducing curriculum with advanced systems that will prepare students for a rapidly changing career landscape.


The Sigma Holiday Sale Is Back!

Nothing makes gift giving as enjoyable as special prices on award-winning Sigma lenses and accessories; get the lens you’ve always craved or surprise a fellow shooter with the perfect present.


Global News Agency Ruptly Relies on Riedel's MediorNet and Artist on Board New OB and DSNG Vehicles

Riedel's MediorNet real-time media network and Artist digital matrix intercom are providing the decentralized and redundant signal routing and communications backbone on board two all-new, state-of-the-art OB vehicles for Ruptly, a Berlin-based international news agency. Qvest Media, a world-leading system architect and integrator for the broadcast and media industries, designed and built the new broadcast van and DSNG vehicle.