SF/F/H Link Post for 2014-09-11 giovedý, 11 Settembre 2014 - 06:35 AM - 5 Months, 3 ago - 22 Letture - top stories - Topix Radio In 1984, Michael McDonough of Brigham Young University produced " Bradbury 13 ," a series of 13 audio adaptations of famous Ray Bradbury stories, in conjunction with National Public Radio. "There's news this week of an 'impossible' triple star system recently discovered by astronomers.
The Mill in New York Welcomes Creative Director Tom Bussell giovedý, 11 Settembre 2014 - 09:48 PM - 5 Months, 3 ago - 22 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow The Mill in New York is Delighted to Welcome Tom Bussell to its Creative Team. (New York, United States--September 11, 2014) Tom joins New York's award winning 3D team from The Mill in London where he was head of 3D. He has led some of The Mill’s most iconic projects and has been recognized by some of the industry’s top accolades including a VES award for Guinness “Cloud”, a British Arrow for Audi’s "Hummingbird” and a CLIO and LIA for Volkswagen's "Black Beetle”. He frequently works with some of the world’s best commercial directors including Sam Brown, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Tom Hooper and Peter Thwaites. Most recently he led the 3D team on Nike’s FIFA World Cup 2014 spot "Winner Stays“ directed by Ringan Ledwidge.
Avid Announces New Platform Innovations for Media Organizations and Creative Professionals venerdý, 12 Settembre 2014 - 02:51 AM - 5 Months, 3 ago - 22 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Platform-wide Resolution Independence, Connectivity Toolkit advancements will help media professionals and organizations connect with audiences more powerfully, efficiently, and profitably (Amsterdam, IBC 2014--September 11, 2014) Avid® (OTC: AVID) today introduced new and upcoming innovations for the Avid MediaCentral Platform—an open, extensible, and customizable common services foundation that delivers on the Avid Everywhere™ strategic vision for the media and entertainment industry. The company announced plans for resolution independence across the platform and the next phase of the Avid Connectivity Toolkit. These latest innovations are focused on helping media organizations and professionals connect with audiences more powerfully, efficiently, and profitably.
Mullins named editor of Anderson Independent Mail giovedý, 11 Settembre 2014 - 09:37 PM - 5 Months, 3 ago - 22 Letture - top stories - C-Media Mizell Stewart III, a vice president with the newspaper division of The E.W. Scripps Co., the parent of the Independent Mail, said Mullins has played an important role in helping the Anderson newspaper move into the digital era.
Vision Globale Enables Truelight Profiling of Tablets and Phones venerdý, 12 Settembre 2014 - 11:42 PM - 5 Months, 3 ago - 22 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Montréal, Canada--September 12, 2014) Vision Globale announces the availability of TL-Mobile, an iOS and Android app to profile the display of tablets and phones with the Truelight software from Filmlight. The app allows tl-cal to measure and profile the display of the device just like traditional displays. The app can be used to qualify the color accuracy of mobile devices to review dailies or approval copies. It can also be used with Truelight to generate custom LUTs to burn into dailies applications. This app has been developed at Vision Globale to insure color accuracy across all steps of production and postproduction. Truelight software from Filmlight and a compatible probe are required. The iOS app is immediately available on the App store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tl-mobile/id891001635?mt=8
AJA Updates FS1-X to Include 5.1 and 7.1 Stereo Mix Down and Reverse Telecine venerdý, 12 Settembre 2014 - 11:40 PM - 5 Months, 3 ago - 22 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow FS1-X Frame Synchronizer and Converter v1.1 Update Adds Host of Features Responding to User Feedback (Amsterdam, IBC 2014--September 12, 2014) Conference Stand 7.F11 -- AJA Video Systems today announced the release of the v1.1 update to FS1-X, the 1RU frame synchronizer and converter with a broad range of features for integrating video and audio in broadcast, mobile and post-production environments. The v1.1 update extends the capabilities of FS1-X with several new features to support stereo mix down of 5.1 and 7.1 sources, additional MADI audio support and reverse telecine cadence detection; allowing source material that has previously been converted from Cine rates to standard video rates using the 2:3:2:3 or 2:2:3:3 cadence to be automatically deteted, and recreate the original frame when being converted back to Cine rate.
Disney building 'Frozen' movie attraction at Florida's Epcot sabato, 13 Settembre 2014 - 02:06 PM - 5 Months, 3 ago - 22 Letture - top stories - C-Media Walt Disney Co is adding a new attraction based on the movie "Frozen" to its Epcot theme park in Orlando, Florida, the media company's latest move to capitalize on the popularity of the blockbuster animated film. The attraction in the Norway Pavilion will bring to life the world of Arendelle, the Scandinavian setting for the icy kingdom inhabited by two princesses, Anna and Elsa.
On Native GroundA 40 Year-Old Question May Be Answered Nov. 2 domenica, 14 Settembre 2014 - 04:03 AM - 5 Months, 3 ago - 22 Letture - top stories - Topix Radio BRADENTON, Fla., Oct. 27, 2010, 6:35PM -- Ariana Huffington says she is bringing 10,000 people with her on 200 buses that leave Flushing, New York, at 6AM Saturday morning, Oct. 30, for the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., from 1 TO 3PM ET on Saturday afternoon. It's a one-time outing for fans of the Huffington Post, her mostly political blog that is apparently taking a break for a badly-needed dose of humor at the bloody end of this fractious mid-term Congressional elections season.
Canon U.S.A. Celebrates 75 Years of Optics Heritage with the Addition of Three New Lenses lunedý, 15 Settembre 2014 - 08:45 PM - 5 Months, 3 ago - 22 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow New Lenses Enable Photographers of All Levels to Create Stunning Images (Melville, New York--September 15, 2014) Following on the heels of its milestone of 100 million EF lenses produced worldwide*, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce three new lenses adding to it’s rich history of developing and delivering outstanding optics to all types of photographers, cinematographers, online content creators and image makers from budding amateurs to the most seasoned professionals. The three new lenses include two EF series lenses ─ the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super telephoto lens and the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM standard zoom lens, as well as one EF-S series lens ─ the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM wide-angle pancake lens. These new lenses will also be the latest addition to Canon’s GlassFirst.com online resource, helping image makers explore the Company’s vast EF lens portfolio.
Fairlight Unveils the Next Generation of Audio Post Production giovedý, 18 Settembre 2014 - 08:30 PM - 5 Months, 2 ago - 22 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Fairlight's ultimate PowerPack - the new V5 software and CC-2 hardware! (Sydney, Australia--September 18, 2014) Internationally acclaimed as the first company in the world to introduce FPGA technology to the audio post production business, Fairlight has now consolidate its position as an innovator with the launch of its second generation Crystal Core (CC-2) technology.
Leaking lime juice sends responders to cargo jet giovedý, 18 Settembre 2014 - 03:59 PM - 5 Months, 2 ago - 22 Letture - top stories - C-Media A mysterious liquid leaking on a cargo jet sent emergency responders to the island that is home to the Ketchikan, Alaska, airport. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the leak Tuesday on the Alaska Airlines 737-700 was traced to a container of lime juice that broke open during a flight from Seattle.
Russian Firm Buys American Brewery Pabst sabato, 20 Settembre 2014 - 12:25 AM - 5 Months, 2 ago - 22 Letture - top stories - C-Media Pabst Brewing Company, North America's largest privately held brewing company, is the latest U.S. beer firm to be sold to an international buyer. Russia-based brewer and beverage company Oasis Beverage and TSG Consumer Partners LLC, an American private equity firm, are partnering to buy PBC.
Iranian president due in New York on Monday domenica, 21 Settembre 2014 - 11:27 PM - 5 Months, 2 ago - 22 Letture - top stories - C-Media Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will fly to New York on September 22 to attend the 69th Annual Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. It will be Rouhani's second visit to New York since he took the office last year, Iran's IRNA News Agency reported on September 21. Iranian government's spokesman, Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said on September 19 that any possible meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his American counterpart Barack Obama is not scheduled yet, Iran's Fars news agency reported Sept.
Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage Supercharges Turnaround for Buddha Jones lunedý, 22 Settembre 2014 - 11:57 PM - 5 Months, 2 ago - 22 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (September 22, 2014) Buddha Jones is the entertainment-marketing heavyweight behind several film, television and game trailers for major studios like Paramount, Warner Brothers, NBC, Fox, EA and Ubisoft. With an impressive list of credits to its name and a reputation for delivering the highest-quality content, the company's services are in high demand in Hollywood. Each month Buddha Jones' creative team manages thousands of hours of HD and 4K footage. As its project load continues to grow, the team is banking on a Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage System to handle the influx. Last year, I.T. Director Kyle Gascho began looking for a new storage solution that would provide enough speed to handle a massive volume of high-resolution content for coloring and final output, as well one that would offer a more efficient method for team members to connect with one another across projects. Upon recommendation from reseller Melrose Mac, Gascho investigated Facilis’ TerraBlock. Impressed with his findings, he opted to integrate a TerraBlock 24D into Buddha Jones’ post production workflow. He said, “We were looking for a cost-efficient solution with stability, speed and scalability, and we found it all in TerraBlock.”