AJA Ki Pro Helps Filmmakers Deliver the Drama for R. Kelly’s Latest “Trapped in the Closet” Installment mercoledý, 09 Gennaio 2013 - 01:53 PM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (January 9, 2013) The latest chapters of R. Kelly’s cult hit “Trapped in the Closet” debuted recently on IFC, garnering the network's highest ratings ever for an original production. The "hip-hopera" served up more of its signature rhymes and plot twists after a five-year hiatus in the series which first debuted in 2005. Approaching production again after several years, longtime “Trapped” co-director/editor Jim Swaffield decided to adopt AJA Ki Pros to optimize and simplify their camera to edit workflow. “Trapped in the Closet”
Univision Communications Inc. Teams Up With Troika To Launch Unimás Brand mercoledý, 09 Gennaio 2013 - 05:58 AM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Agency Delivers New Logo, Marketing Strategy, and Identity for Network Relaunch Targeting Hispanic Millenials (Hollywood, California--January 9, 2013) Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, teamed up with brand consultancy & creative agency Troika to relaunch the TeleFutura brand identity and marketing strategy, including a new logo, graphics package, and multiplatform marketing launch campaign to announce the shift. The new network, UniMás, launches on-air today.
Eyeheight to introduce EB-9 dual-card geNETics chassis at BVE 2013 martedý, 08 Gennaio 2013 - 08:47 PM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow See Eyeheight on stand J59 at BVE 2013, ExCel, London, 26-28 February (London, UK--January 8, 2013) Eyeheight has chosen BVE 2013 as the launch venue for a new addition to its geNETics modular product range. Accommodating up to two modules, the EB-9 chassis offers an economical alternative to the standard six-module FB-9 for systems in which the larger capacity is not required.
Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations For The 49th CAS Awards For Outstanding Achievement In Sound Mixing For 2012 martedý, 08 Gennaio 2013 - 11:35 AM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Los Angeles, California--January 8, 2013) The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 49th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2012 in six categories. “These nominations reflect the best work in Sound Mixing for motion pictures and television as determined by the voting members of the Cinema Audio Society and I congratulate each of the nominees,” said CAS President David E. Fluhr. “I am especially delighted to be announcing, for the first time in our history, the nominees for Foley and ADR Mixing in some of our categories, as well as, the nominees in our newest category of Motion Picture – Animated.”
Cooke Optics to be honoured at 85th Academy Awards® martedý, 08 Gennaio 2013 - 10:45 AM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Leicester, UK--January 8, 2013) Cooke Optics will receive an Academy Award® of Merit — an Oscar® statuette — for its continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of motion picture camera lenses. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® created the Scientific and Technical Award to honour the men, women and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding and lasting ways to motion pictures. Each year, the academy honorees are celebrated at a formal dinner held two weeks prior to the Oscar® ceremony. This year’s Scientific and Technical Awards presentation takes place on 9 February 2013 at The Beverly Hills Hotel, LA.
Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug Now Available for Apple Final Cut Pro X martedý, 08 Gennaio 2013 - 06:14 AM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow The World's Most Comprehensive Visual Effects Plug-in Collection is Now Available for FCP X and Motion 5 (Boston, Massachusetts--January 8, 2013) Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated visual effects and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug (BCC 8 FxPlug) is now available for Apple Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 in addition to Final Cut Pro 7.
John Ross Awarded the Order of Canada martedý, 08 Gennaio 2013 - 02:53 AM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Iroquois, Ontario Canada--January 7, 2013) Ross Video’s founder, John Ross has been awarded the Order of Canada, the highest honour a Canadian Citizen can receive as announced by the Governor General on December 30, 2012. Nominated for his contributions as a technology innovator, developing products at the forefront of broadcast engineering, John Ross will accept his insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.
2013 HPA Tech Retreat Opens Registration lunedý, 07 Gennaio 2013 - 09:35 PM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Thought Leaders Gather to Converse, Present and Demonstrate New Technologies (Los Angeles, California--January 7, 2013) The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the trade association for the post production community - has opened registration for the 2013 HPA Tech Retreat. The HPA Tech Retreat is the annual conference that brings together thought leaders from digital and content creation, media and entertainment, forensics, medicine, digital imaging, government, academic research and others for four days of intense conversation, learning and networking. This progressive industry event always delivers important technological developments in production, post production and broadcast. The HPA Tech Retreat is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for industry professionals.
Media & Entertainment Luminaries to Showcase Pioneering Work at NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference lunedý, 07 Gennaio 2013 - 06:30 PM - 4 Months, 2 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Santa Clara, California--January 7, 2013) NVIDIA's annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC), taking place March 18-21 in San Jose, will offer a special track focusing on media and entertainment, bringing together leading feature film and television producers, visual effects artists, post-production professionals, broadcasters, software developers and more from around the world. GTC advances global awareness of GPU computing, computer graphics, game development, mobile computing, and cloud computing through world-class educational opportunities including technical sessions, panel discussions, tutorials, and roundtables.
American Film Institute Announces AFI Awards 2012 Official Selections sabato, 29 Dicembre 2012 - 10:06 PM - 4 Months, 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow AFI Almanac Honors Ten Most Outstanding Motion Pictures and Television Programs of the Year (Los Angeles, California--December 29, 2012) The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2012 – the awards season event favored by artists and entertainment executives for its intimacy and collaborative recognition where everyone is a winner – that documents the year’s most outstanding achievements in film and television.
Litepanels Croma LEDs Shine Light on Human Trafficking Doc Life is Love venerdý, 28 Dicembre 2012 - 05:36 AM - 4 Months, 4 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Van Nuys, California--December 28, 2012) When Cinequest Picture the Possibilities line-producer Marcela Villegas Castanon was putting the support package together for the company’s Life Is Love documentary, she chose Litepanels® Croma™ LEDs as their main lighting. The project, which is an inspirational documentary on young women who have been freed from the world of human trafficking and have been transformed through the work of Somaly Mam, in Cambodia, takes the audience through their past and present, to show the possibilities of their future. “Our DPs have used Litepanels LEDs before and they told me these lights would be what we needed as we entered dim and small areas (brothels, small houses) for specific interviews,” says Castanon. “So we chose four on-camera LED Croma Litepanels, one for each of our DP’s Canon C300 cameras, because they are portable (no outside power), and powerful, they wouldn’t take much room, and took little time to set up. Their durability and adjustable color temperature was also a plus as we were shooting both inside and outside.”
Axis Creates CGI Episodic Content For "Halo 4" Spartan Ops: Season One mercoledý, 26 Dicembre 2012 - 08:11 AM - 5 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Glasgow, UK--December 26, 2012) CGI artists and storytellers, Axis, in collaboration with 343 Industries, proudly announces its participation in the brand-new, story-driven experience of "Halo 4" - Spartan Ops: Season One. A first-of-its-kind, exciting new addition to the "Halo" franchise, Spartan Ops is an episodic adventure that blends immersive storytelling, high-quality cinematics and action-packed gameplay to deliver an unprecedented serialized experience. In substance and scope, this first season of episodic content is taking Axis to new levels of involvement in the storytelling process, technical demands and in the development of believable, engaging characters. Through a weekly series of cinematic episodes, Spartan Ops tells the continuing story of the UNSC Infinity, following the events of "Halo 4." Ten animated episodes, featuring over 1200 CGI animated shots, are being released throughout the series, which began on Nov 6th with the launch of "Halo 4". These cinematic episodes provide the backdrop for the weekly Spartan Ops gameplay missions, where players can take part in five new missions each week that explore the corners of Requiem and help uncover the secrets of the mysterious Forerunner world.
Litepanels Sola ENG Flight Kit Keeps Pace with Freddie Wong mercoledý, 26 Dicembre 2012 - 06:43 AM - 5 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Van Nuys, California--December 26, 2012) Freddie Wong’s YouTube channel FreddieW is one of the most watched in the new age of web content. Between FreddieW and his new site, there have been over half a billion video views to date. To feed the excitement, Wong needs to keep the content coming. One of the things that helps him get the most out of his shoots is Litepanels® new Sola ENG Kit.™ Brandon Laatsch and Freddie Wong use the Litepanels Sola ENG Flight kit on the Youtube Cannel FreddieW.
BigStar Welcomes Katie Tricot As Executive Producer mercoledý, 26 Dicembre 2012 - 05:40 AM - 5 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (New York, New York--December 26, 2012) Creative strategy and production company BigStar is pleased to welcome Executive Producer Katie Tricot. With Tricot's in-depth experience producing in the commercial and broadcast arena, BigStar looks forward to growing and diversifying its agency and network client-base. Overseeing BigStar's award-winning roster of visual storytellers, Tricot will optimize the studio's strategic solutions and workflow for creating branded content for advertising, film, television and music video clients. “We’ve been looking for an EP for sometime and it can be difficult to find the right one,” says Josh Norton, BigStar President/Executive Creative Director. “It’s such a key position with so many intangibles. With Katie, her desire to represent and work intimately within a company she truly believes in was what spoke to me first. She’s not interested in fly-by-night success; she’s in it to create something new, profound and lasting. We got along right away, and after getting a chance to know more about her character, her experience in the industry, and her willingness to redefine what works in an ever-changing environment, I was convinced she would be an excellent EP. Lucky for us she came on board with the shared goal of doing more great work and communicating our brand to a larger audience.”
Technicolor to Showcase Consumer Entertainment Technologies at CES 2013 domenica, 23 Dicembre 2012 - 06:03 AM - 5 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Booth #8531 - Central Hall - Las Vegas Convention Center - Cutting-edge entertainment technology brings a best-of-breed content experience on every screen (Hollywood, California--December 23, 2012) Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, today announced its plans for CES 2013 in Las Vegas, highlighting how the company is bringing the best of its innovation across the globe into new applications for enhancing content discovery and consumption experiences on every screen.
Evil Eye Pictures Creates 3D VFX Artistry For Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away sabato, 22 Dicembre 2012 - 05:48 AM - 5 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Presented By James Cameron & Paramount Pictures (San Francisco, California--December 22, 2012) Evil Eye Pictures enjoys the magic of Cirque du Soleil as lead visual effects house for the 3D feature spectacular Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away. The film, written and directed by Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia) and executive produced by Academy Award winning, visionary filmmaker James Cameron, dazzled audiences in select theaters beginning December 21.
Sachtler FSB 6 Fluid Head is Ideally Suited for Black Magic Design’s Cinema Camera venerdý, 21 Dicembre 2012 - 12:53 PM - 5 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Valley Cottage, New York--December 21, 2012) Black Magic Design created a huge buzz in the filmmaking industry with the introduction of its amazing Cinema Camera, providing a true feature film look and amazing dynamic range for beautiful images, delivered at an affordable price. But the new camera’s unique form factor requires a versatile fluid head system. A perfect match for the Cinema Camera is the Sachtler FSB 6 Fluid Head, which provides Sachtler’s well-known operational feel and familiar dependability for precise panning and tilting, with specifications to let the Black Magic camera’s user get the most out of his Cinema Camera. Introduction of Black Magic Design’s Cinema Camera has spawned a large assortment of film-style camera and lens accessories. Camera users mounting a variety of lenses and accessories find themselves dealing with a wide payload range, from the bare-bones camera weight of 3.75 lbs (1.7kg) to over triple that. The FSB 6’s 2 - 13 lbs (1 to 6kg) payload range more than covers that span.
The A-List Awards Hollywood Announces Final Entry Deadline Extension giovedý, 20 Dicembre 2012 - 12:19 PM - 5 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Final deadline for moving image advertising and branded entertainment awards is December 28th, 2012 (Hollywood, California--December 20, 2012) The 2nd annual A-List Awards Hollywood (formerly known as NXT STAGE Hollywood International Awards), has extended the deadline for its Moving Image Advertising and Branded Entertainment awards to Friday, December 28, 2012. The A-List Awards Hollywood is the first creative advertising competition of its kind in Hollywood, the entertainment capital, to focus on the intersection between advertising and entertainment across all platforms.
Hackenbacker Discovers Its "Inner Child" By Tackling The Audio Post For The BBC's Adaptation Of "Mr. Stink" giovedý, 20 Dicembre 2012 - 10:42 AM - 5 Months ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (London, UK--December 20, 2012) Award-winning audio post production facility Hackenbacker is putting the finishing touches to the entire audio post for one of the BBC’s flagship Christmas programmes – a long-form 3D scripted adaptation of David Walliam’s children’s novel Mr Stink. “We are absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to tackle this marvellous project,” says Hackenbacker’s founder Nigel Heath. “Working on children’s drama is always enjoyable as it allows us to get in touch with our ‘inner child’. This one, in particular, requires a suitably immersive soundtrack because it is being produced in 3D. It also has a fantastic story with plenty of scope to be adventurous with the audio.”