Living Smart: Roof cleaning venerdý, 16 Agosto 2013 - 05:09 AM - 3 Months, 4 ago - 11 Letture - top stories - Topix Media You may have the most attractive landscaping, beautiful windows and charming mailbox, but black streaks running down your roof can ruin your home's curb appeal.
Sound Devices Struts Its Stuff On The Set Of Lifetime’s Hit Series "Drop Dead Diva" sabato, 17 Agosto 2013 - 09:28 PM - 3 Months, 3 ago - 11 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Sound Mixer Chris Durfy Depends on Sound Devices 788T for Reliable Performance (Atlanta, Georgia--August 17, 2013) As the first-unit production sound mixer for Lifetime’s critically acclaimed series "Drop Dead Diva," Chris Durfy, based in Atlanta, knows the importance of using well-built, reliable equipment capable of handling the demands of a busy production schedule. That’s why the 788T Digital Audio Recorder and CL-9 Controller from Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, are permanent fixtures in his kit. He relies on the products to help him capture "Drop Dead Diva’s" dynamic, witty dialogue.
Schneider Optics Classic Soft® for Baum on Emmy® Nominated Mike and Molly sabato, 17 Agosto 2013 - 07:39 PM - 3 Months, 3 ago - 11 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Van Nuys, California--August 17, 2013) Keeping a consistent and pleasing look on a multi-camera shoot is always a challenge. However, multi-Emmy® Award nominated cinematographer Gary Baum has found that shooting four HD cameras simultaneously, might not give him the luxury of multiple lighting setups within a scene, but he can get the lighting and lenses to match perfectly by using Schneider Optics Classic Soft® 1/8 and ¼ filters. For the Mike and Molly episode “Molly’s Birthday” which was nominated for a Best Cinematography Emmy this year, Baum faced two nighttime street scenes. “There was snow, fire, and steam, 80 feet of dolly track, a blue screen and four cameras,” he recalls. “With all of the production expense and time, everything, including special effects, had to be coordinated and planned down to each camera angle.
Limey Directors KN+SAW Say To Families “LET’S BOND” With New Spot For Elmer’s martedý, 20 Agosto 2013 - 12:55 AM - 3 Months, 3 ago - 11 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Los Angeles, California--August 19, 2013) LIMEY Directorial duo KN+SAW (Katrine Naleid and Stephen Austin Welch) have just completed a new TV commercial for Elmer’s Glue titled “Let’s Bond.” Comprising both the live action and a print campaign also shot by KN+SAW the project gave the directors their first opportunity to collaborate with the creative team at SBC Advertising on a national campaign in both mediums. To view the “Let’s Bond” commercial for Elmer’s, go here :
Facilis TerraBlock Augments CGI and Post Production for SBT mercoledý, 21 Agosto 2013 - 11:58 PM - 3 Months, 3 ago - 11 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (São Paulo, Brazil--August 21, 2013) One of Brazil’s largest television broadcasters, São Paulo-based SBT offers international audiences the full gamut of programming including soap operas, sitcoms, dramas and films. The network depends on a dedicated CGI and post production arm to deliver a distinct aesthetic for each show, with a Facilis TerraBlock shared storage system serving as the cornerstone of its operations. Founded in 2011 to support an increasing demand for CGI elements in its soap operas, SBT’s CGI and post production department was originally designed by SBT´s engineering team and is supported today by Technical Supervisor Roberto Takeda. The department is responsible for delivering computer graphics, editing, color correction and finishing for a number of SBT programs. Its state-of-the art facility features an integrated workflow comprising 20 different Mac and Windows workstations that run everything from Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Autodesk® Maya® to Adobe® After Effects®, in addition to a dedicated in-house render farm. Every workstation is connected to a Facilis TerraBlock 24EX shared storage system.
Shutterstock at Amsterdam SuperMeet2013 mercoledý, 21 Agosto 2013 - 11:47 PM - 3 Months, 3 ago - 11 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (New York, New York--August 21, 2013) Shutterstock Inc., a leading provider of high-quality commercial digital imagery, announced today it will display and demonstrate its stock footage search system at the Sixth Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet. The SuperMeet takes place concurrently with the IBC2013 convention and exhibition, and is held on September 15th at the Winter Garden and Grand Ballroom at The Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam. Visitors to the Shutterstock booth at SuperMeet can demo the Shutterstock clip search system, which assures an editor or producer can quickly find top quality, high definition video that meets his/her very need. Shutterstock’s footage collection recently passed one million clips, and continues to grow by 10,000 clips a week.
Icelandic Broadcasters Deploy Open Broadcast Encoder For Contribution And Distribution Encoding venerdý, 23 Agosto 2013 - 11:12 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - 11 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Amsterdam--August 23, 2013) IBC 2013 (4.A61g) – Icelandic Broadcasters have deployed Open Broadcast Encoder (OBE), a professional DVB encoder, usable on commodity hardware and open source, in a variety of contribution and distribution roles. SportTV, a broadcaster of national and international sports are moving up from one channel to four in the autumn and have decided to use OBE for all distribution to IPTV networks run by Iceland Telecom and Vodafone Iceland. "It wasn't actually a matter of cost, but quality," according to the station’s manager, Sigmundur Larusson. "There aren't many products out there providing this level of quality, with frequent updates and accessible developers." SportTV is in the process of building several more OBE units for handball and basketball this winter. "We are very excited with new 4:2:2 options, and hope that OBE will make our quality stand out from the competitors." says Larusson. "We're also using OBE for our SD delivery, instead of the Harmonics we had before."
Prime Focus Selects Avid to Power Its Creative Workflow venerdý, 23 Agosto 2013 - 10:45 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - 11 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Avid continues to demonstrate its unwavering commitment to professional video editing as global post production house becomes the latest facility to select Media Composer 7 (Burlington, Massachusetts--August 23, 2013) Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that pioneering global visual entertainment services group, Prime Focus, has selected Avid to power its creative workflow in its UK broadcast facility. Featuring Avid Media Composer®, the industry’s preeminent professional nonlinear editing solution, this implementation will enable Prime Focus to deliver high quality, inspiring content to its worldwide television, advertising, and film client base while at the same time benefiting from a vastly more productive and efficient operation.
Apantac Expands Micro Platform at IBC 2013 venerdý, 23 Agosto 2013 - 08:02 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - 11 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Portland, Oregon--August 23, 2013) IBC2013 - 7.K21 - Apantac, provider of cost-effective multiviewers, video walls, and signal processing solutions, is expanding its Micro platform with the addition of MicroQ-S, Micro-Single, and Micro-UDX. All three new products will be on display at IBC 2013 stand 7.K21. Apantac Micro Platform
Alec Baldwin and wife give birth to daughter in NY sabato, 24 Agosto 2013 - 12:23 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - 11 Letture - top stories - C-Media In this July 22, 2013 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin and pregnant wife Hilaria attend the premiere of Sony Pictures Classics' "Blue Jasmine" hosted by SK-II and Quintessentially Lifestyle at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York.
Murder and racial cliches domenica, 25 Agosto 2013 - 01:49 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - 11 Letture - top stories - C-Media Editor's note: Eric Deggans is joining National Public Radio as TV critic after many years as TV and media critic at the Tampa Bay Times.