Ross Video’s New @ NAB 2014 sabato, 22 Febbraio 2014 - 03:22 AM - 2 , 2 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Iroquois, Ontario--February 22, 2014) Ross Video is celebrating their 40th anniversary at NAB this year with a new corporate logo, a new tag line “Production Technology Experts” and a significantly expanded NAB presence. The growing range of Ross production technology solutions can be seen at the Ross Booth #N3806 in the North Hall. Vision Tritium
/WILDCHILD/ + Bonch Forms Bi-Coastal Partnership sabato, 22 Febbraio 2014 - 02:15 AM - 2 , 2 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (New York, United States--February 21, 2014) /WILDCHILD/, the award-winning NYC-based creative post-production studio, has joined forces with premiere West Coast post studio bonch to form /WILDCHILD/ + bonch. In the newly established partnership, LA-based bonch will represent /WILDCHILD/’s ever-expanding roster throughout the West Coast for a variety of commercial and feature-length projects, while /WILDCHILD/ will act in the same capacity out East for bonch’s accomplished roster. The partnership follows a string of exciting developments at each company. bonch ended 2013 with a flurry of impressive new additions to their company reel – contributing editorial on new short-form films for Saint Laurent Paris, Cavalli, Lana Del Rey, and several others. Meanwhile, / WILDCHILD / delivered new editorial work for Cadillac, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Sundance Audience Award-winning feature film Metro Manila , and expanded its roster with Executive Producer Melissa Miller and the addition of Editors Richard Mettler and Stewart Shevin . The two companies were also jointly responsible for editorial on a total of five music videos for Beyoncé, contributing to over a third of the music videos from the pop icon’s expansive visual album.
Bob Mueller Retires As U.S. President Of JVC Professional Products Company venerdě, 21 Febbraio 2014 - 08:44 PM - 2 , 3 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Wayne, New Jersey--February 21, 2014) JVC Americas Corp. today announced Bob Mueller, U.S. president of JVC Professional Products Company, has retired from the company, effective today. Mueller, well known in the industry for his leadership roles at major manufacturers, was retained by JVC in 2000 to lead its professional products company. “Bob has been planning his retirement for some time. He delayed his final date to support JVC with many business projects, but is finally ready to begin his ‘new’ life,” said Mr. Junji Kobayashi, president, JVC Americas Corp. “We want to thank Bob for his 14 years of leadership at JVC and wish him an enjoyable retirement.”
ProMAX and Key Code Media Partner venerdě, 21 Febbraio 2014 - 08:29 PM - 2 , 3 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Former Competitors Team in Channel for Shared Video Storage Line (Santa Ana, California--February 21, 2014) ProMAX Systems, manufacturer of multi-functional, high-performance shared storage servers and editing workstations for video, has announced a new partnership with Key Code Media to represent ProMAX’s Platform Series. The former competitors have found a new alliance since ProMAX has exclusively moved to manufacturing video shared storage solutions, transitioning away from the firm’s 20 year history serving as a leading VAR to the video post production industry.
TMD Delivers Outstanding Workflows For Broadcast And Non-Linear Platforms At NAB 2014 venerdě, 21 Febbraio 2014 - 07:29 PM - 2 , 3 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Las Vegas, Nevada--February 21, 2014) NAB 2014, Booth: N3425: TMD, the leading provider of asset management systems for digital and physical assets, will demonstrate the full capabilities of its award-winning Mediaflex platform at NAB (N3425) this year. Mediaflex is delivering real operational efficiencies for organisations worldwide that create, enrich, store, manage, publish and monetise media content. “The move to multiple delivery platforms means that every player in the media chain has to be more efficient and agile if they are to succeed,” said Tony Taylor, chairman and CEO of TMD. “Package management is key to the success of digital content publishing, and Mediaflex allows businesses to define and deliver packages to multiple platforms, and build workflows to maximise productivity and minimise operational costs.”
MSE Introduces MINIVATOR II at NAB 2014 venerdě, 21 Febbraio 2014 - 07:18 PM - 2 , 3 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Burbank, California--February 21, 2014) Matthews Studio Equipment announces that their new MINIVATOR II will take center stage in Las Vegas at NAB 2014. The MINIVATOR II is the long-awaited stronger and taller version of the industry standard MINIVATOR stand, first introduced over 10 years ago. “The idea of the new fast digital cameras needing less light or no lights at all is a misnomer,” says Robert Kulesh, V.P. Sales and Marketing for Matthews Studio Equipment. “The digital world gives the shooter a much more creative – and bigger pallet, often requiring more and bigger lights to cover the breadth of the shot.
NuContext Opens New York Office; Welcomes Desiree Tobin as VP Production to Head East Coast Team venerdě, 21 Febbraio 2014 - 07:25 AM - 2 , 3 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (New York & Hollywood, United States--February 21, 2014) Led by Company Founder/Executive Producer Angela Guice, NuContext Creative has launched its New York office and welcomes long-time, on-air television promotion Executive Desiree Tobin as Vice President Production, East Coast. Tobin joins NuContext Creative from USA Network where she served as Director of Production for On-Air Marketing for the past four years. “We are thrilled to welcome Desiree to our team at NuContext ” says Guice. “Having collaborated with Desiree on so many projects over the years, it was clear that she was the perfect fit for our agency and our clients. Desiree has a winning combination of the right relationships, the talent and expertise to build and lead our team here in New York. Over the years, we’ve been spending more time shooting and working in New York for clients on both Coasts, and I am so excited that they can now count on the same NuContext production experience wherever their project needs to happen.”
Roland Systems Group Supports The Sing-Off Tour 2014 with V-Mixing System giovedě, 20 Febbraio 2014 - 10:34 PM - 2 , 3 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Los Angeles, California--February 20, 2014) The Sony Pictures Television produced series The Sing-Off is hitting the road for its first live tour and Roland Systems Group is pleased to announce their support with an M-480 V-Mixing System for Monitor Position as well as the Roland R-1000 for Multi-Channel Recording and virtual sound check. The popular a cappella TV show tour consists of season 4 front-runners Filharmonic, VoicePlay, and the winners, Home Free. Bryan Farina is production manager and FOH Engineer for the tour whose extensive background includes sound engineer for Manhattan Transfer for the last twelve years as well as New York Voices, Straight No Chaser, and Grammy winning Jazz Vocalist Kurt Elling. He states, “I have been fortunate enough to do shows all around the world from the Sydney Opera House to the Hollywood Bowl. The V-Mixing System will help bring consistent sound for the performers of The Sing-Off Tour night after night.”
Fisher Film Works uses DaVinci Resolve 10 for Lady Antebellum’s “Compass” Music Video giovedě, 20 Febbraio 2014 - 10:08 PM - 2 , 3 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Fremont, California--February 20, 2014) Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve 10 was used by Gavin Fisher of LA based production and post facility Fisher Film Works for color grading Lady Antebellum’s “Compass” music video. With seven Grammys under their belt, the country music trio Lady Antebellum is known for their harmonies, deft songwriting and often uplifting messages. “ Compass ,” the recently released third single off of 2013’s album Golden, delivers all three. For the music video, Lady A returned to acclaimed country music video director Peter Zavadil of Taillight. Using light and color to help highlight the song’s message, he shot light writing to spell out the lyrics. Light writing is a form of stop motion animation where stills are taken of words being spelled in light. The images are then arranged sequentially, creating the optical illusion of movement.
"They Can’t Take That Away" New Ad Campaign for AICP Show & AICP Next Awards Highlights Inclusion at MoMA giovedě, 20 Febbraio 2014 - 09:59 PM - 2 , 3 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (New York, United States--February 20, 2014) The AICP today launched a communications campaign created by the students at the VCU BrandCenter in support of the 2014 AICP Show & AICP Next Awards. This is the ninth straight year the students at the BrandCenter have concepted and contributed to articulating the importance and unique honor of winning at the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards. The work can be seen at http://www.aicpawards.com . The Call for Entries for the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards is now open at: http://www.awardcore.com/aicp/login.php .
Fox Sports Relies on Fujinon Cabrios for Close Calls at Superbowl and NFL Season; TO Capture Race Action at Upcoming Daytona 500 giovedě, 20 Febbraio 2014 - 09:50 PM - 2 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Wayne, New Jersey--February 20, 2014) FOX Sports has adopted what the network considers a ‘best of breed’ 4K imaging system for its NFL regular season coverage and this month’s Super Bowl XLVII coverage – the Sony F55 CineAlta digital motion picture camera paired with a FUJINON PL 85-300mm Cabrio lens. The combination has been so successful, FOX Sports will use two of its F55/Cabrio pairings to capture close up shots during NASCAR’s Daytona 500 on February 23rd and coverage from Budweiser SpeedWeek events leading up to the big race, marking the first time the network will employ the duo for its auto racing coverage. Michael Davies, FOX Sports’ Vice President of Field and Technical Operations, looks forward to extending the network’s high-resolution imaging to auto racing. “We can use these cameras and lenses to zoom into an area with little or no resolution lost,” said Davies. “For auto racing, we’ll be able to shoot the pits and any accidents may that occur in great detail. We can capture the different things that can happen simultaneously in an incident – what caused it, who got caught up in it, and who got away – all in one shot. We can also take the viewer closer into the pits in a way that far surpasses what we’ve done before.”
Bob Poucel Returns to Broadcast Pix as Director of Support giovedě, 20 Febbraio 2014 - 09:40 PM - 2 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Billerica, Massachusetts--February 20, 2014) Broadcast Pix™ announced today that Bob Poucel has returned to the company as director of support, effective Feb. 3. Based out of the company’s main office in Billerica, he is leading the company’s technical support efforts. Poucel managed technical support at Broadcast Pix for more than three years before he went to Imprivata to manage its U.S. technical support center. Previously, he managed technical support organizations for IBM Rational Software, the MITRE Corporation, and Avid Technology.
Boise Based Film Company Imperium Cinema Launches Operations giovedě, 20 Febbraio 2014 - 09:26 PM - 2 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Imperium Cinema To Feature "Red" Cameras and Other State of the Art Audio, VFX and Post Production Equipment (Boise, Idaho--February 20, 2014) Imperium Cinema (http://www.imperiumcinema.com) has officially launched operations in Boise, Idaho. Imperium Cinema will provide Idaho filmmakers with the finest digital camera and sound equipment available anywhere, as well as industry standard grip and electric equipment, and a post-production facility. As Idaho's filming community continues to grow, Imperium Cinema will be there to ensure that the quality of film, television and video projects produced here in Idaho will be of the highest possible quality. Imperium Cinema will also feature a team of talented camera, lighting, sound, VFX and post-production artists that are available to execute or to train others on this amazing, state of the art equipment. Currently, Imperium Cinema owns two "Red" digital cameras which are being used more and more in major motion pictures like "The Hobbit" and "Ender's Game".
Whitehouse Post and The Martin Agency Tackle Life’s Big Questions for GEICO giovedě, 20 Febbraio 2014 - 09:22 PM - 2 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Chicago, Illinois--February 20, 2014) GEICO’s "Did You Know Campaign" continues, this time with beloved children’s storybook character, "Pinocchio." As you’ll see, he’s not so well loved by the room full of people who paid for a self-help seminar. “ Pinocchio ” joins two other DYK spots currently in rotation, “ Tricky ” and “ Auctioneer .” The Did You Know campaign first debuted in June of 2013. GEICO worked with longtime AOR The Martin Agency, Radical and Whitehouse Post Editor Matthew Wood to bring the campaign to life and will continue to roll out new DYK spots over the coming months.
Avid Customers Shine at the BAFTA® Film Awards giovedě, 20 Febbraio 2014 - 09:09 PM - 2 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Numerous Award-Winning and Nominated Feature Films Created With Avid's Industry-Leading Video and Audio Solutions Celebrated at the U.K.'s Most Prestigious Film Awards (Burlington, Massachusetts--February 20, 2014) Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today celebrated its many customers who were honored for their outstanding contributions to professional film and sound editing at the British Academy Film Awards 2014, hosted by the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA®) in London on Sunday, February 16. The world's leading creative professionals relied on Avid's proven and trusted content creation solutions to help craft many of the celebrated films at this year's awards, including "12 Years A Slave," "Gravity," "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips" and "Rush."
Christie Announces Executive Appointments giovedě, 20 Febbraio 2014 - 08:44 PM - 2 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Cypress, California--February 20, 2014) Christie today announced that Kenji Hamashima, Chairman, President and CEO of the Christie group of companies will step down from his current role effective April 1, 2014. Jack Kline, President and COO, Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. will assume the role of Chairman, President and CEO of all of Christie’s operating companies, worldwide.
AmberFin Appoints JB&A as Distribution Partner in the US giovedě, 20 Febbraio 2014 - 08:41 PM - 2 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Basingstoke, United Kingdom--February 20, 2014) AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, today announced it has appointed Jeff Burgess and Associates (JB&A) as a distribution partner in the US. Under the terms of the agreement, AmberFin 's iCR range of media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions are now available to JB&A 's extensive network of certified resellers who will market and sell AmberFin's iCR family of products throughout the US. This move will help expand AmberFin's reach in North America and reinforce the company's commitment to its growing customer base throughout in the region.