3DGarage.com Delivers New "LightWave 3D v11.5 Up to Speed” Training Video mercoledý, 01 Maggio 2013 - 09:21 PM - 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Highlights Robust New Features in More than Four Hours of Instructional Video (Chicago, Illinois--May 1, 2013) 3D Garage.com™, a worldwide producer of instructional training videos for 3D modeling and digital content creation, announced today its new “LightWave 11.5 Up to Speed” instructional training video from Dan Ablan is now available.
Cut+Run’s Georgia Dodson & Staci LeVan Edit The New Janusz Kaminski-Directed Transamerica Campaign for JWT Atlanta mercoledý, 01 Maggio 2013 - 09:04 PM - 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (May 1, 2013) Everybody has a moment when they say “It’s Real Now.” That’s the premise behind the new Transamerica campaign via agency JWT Atlanta, directed by Janusz Kaminski and edited by Cut+Run’s Georgia Dodson and Staci LeVan. The campaign features an anthem broadcast spot and extended web films featuring narratives surrounding pivotal moments in people’s lives where financial planning and investments can transform tomorrow: The wonder experienced with the birth of a child, funding your child’s dream college, retirement happiness and more. The online films are featured on the Transamerica website and via Facebook where audiences can submit their “It’s Real Now” moments. Dodson and LeVan worked on individual brand films connecting throughout the project for consistency of tone and cadence extended across the campaign. View a selection here: http://wdrv.it/Zv9sf0
Grass Valley Announces Alex Holtz as Vice President, Digital Media Solutions mercoledý, 01 Maggio 2013 - 08:35 PM - 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (San Francisco, Los Angeles--May 1, 2013) To further strengthen its leadership in the development of multiplatform distribution solutions, Grass Valley® announces, effective immediately, that it has appointed Alex Holtz as Vice President, Digital Media Solutions. With more than 30 years’ experience in control room automation, live and on-demand web and mobile multiplatform production, publishing and distribution systems, and camera robotic system solutions for both the broadcast and professional A/V industry, Holtz assumes the role of leading Grass Valley’s steadfast commitment to multiplatform distribution. “We are thrilled to have Alex at the helm of our Digital Media Solutions division, where he will define our strategy and coordinate product development across Grass Valley to deliver the most effective solutions for our customers,” said Mike Cronk, Senior Vice President Marketing at Grass Valley. “As a dedicated member of the Grass Valley team, Alex brings considerable experience and industry knowledge to his new position. He has made significant contributions as the General Manager of our Integrated Production Solutions (IPS) product line, where he was responsible for Ignite™, MediaFUSE™, and HDC Camera Systems product lines for live news production systems, Internet streaming & mobile applications and camera robotic systems. In addition, he’s been recognized with several patents for his innovative technology.”
iN DEMAND Uses AJA Video Systems Technology to Create A Wealth of Promotional Content mercoledý, 01 Maggio 2013 - 08:31 PM - 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (California, United States--May 1, 2013) As the leading distributor of transactional movies, sports and events to video providers across North America, iN DEMAND delivers a huge amount of programming from more than 150 program suppliers to major cable operators and telcos. To support all this content, the company also creates more than 10,000 pieces of promotional video each year to help MSOs promote their Pay-Per-View (PPV) and Video-On-Demand (VOD) offerings. The New York-based iN DEMAND, owned jointly by Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, (and serving many more affiliates) has a thriving in-house post production and creative services group to create these promos. Plus, iN DEMAND also serves as production headquarters of Howard TV On Demand, the subscription VOD service from "The Howard Stern Show," which includes daily highlights from Stern's satellite radio show, original programming and archived content.
Rachel Morrison to Receive WIF Kodak Vision Award mercoledý, 01 Maggio 2013 - 08:25 PM - 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Los Angeles, California--May 1, 2013) Cinematographer Rachel Morrison, who photographed the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner "Fruitvale Station," will be presented with the Kodak Vision Award at the 2013 Women In Film (WIF) Crystal + Lucy® Awards in Los Angeles on June 12. The award is given annually to a female filmmaker with outstanding achievements in cinematography, who also collaborates with and assists women in the entertainment industry. “I am deeply humbled and incredibly honored to be chosen as this year's recipient of the Kodak Vision Award,” says Morrison. “I look at the astounding group of women who have received this honor before me, ranging from personal heroes to dear friends, and I brim with pride because all are groundbreaking, innovative, resilient, and above all, exceptionally talented.
LYNX Technik Appoints Andrew Harper to UK Sales Team mercoledý, 01 Maggio 2013 - 07:56 PM - 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Wokingham, United Kingdom--May 1, 2013) LYNX Technik AG, provider of modular interfaces and signal processing solutions for the broadcast and professional industries, announces the addition of industry veteran, Andrew Harper to the LYNX Technik UK sales team. Andrew Harper
Bodega’s Steinman, Littman And Nba Stars Play Defense Against Illegal Wildlife Trade For NBA Cares And Wildaid mercoledý, 01 Maggio 2013 - 07:52 PM - 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (New York, New York--May 1, 2013) New York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company Bodega directors Eric Steinman and Mark Littman, the Los Angeles Lakers’ Pau Gasol and the New York Knicks’ Tyson Chandler suit up and box out for the fight against illegal wildlife trade in two new :30 PSAs, “24 Seconds” (with Gasol, directed by Steinman) and “Center” (with Chandler, directed by Littman) for NBA Cares and WildAid, produced direct to client. “24-Seconds” was shot in English, Spanish and Mandarin to reach a global audience for the wildlife conservation organization, which, with this NBA Cares collaboration, adds new NBA athletes to its long list of celebrity ambassadors which includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, Jackie Chan, Sir Richard Branson, Yao Ming and Carmelo Anthony. “Center” encourages consumers to never buy products made from ivory while “24-Seconds” focuses on all endangered species. The spots are currently airing during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on TNT.
Sachtler Goes Off-the-Grid for “Mountain Men” Shoot mercoledý, 01 Maggio 2013 - 07:18 PM - 3 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Shelton, Connecticut--May 1, 2013) The crew at Warm Springs Productions might be laid back and friendly, but when it comes to producing their outdoor reality television and hunting shows, it’s all professional. “We use only the best equipment, and only the best tripods to keep the cameras stable,” says equipment manager Mike Schweizer. “That’s why we use Sachtler tripods and heads on all our shoots. They’ve been to the deepest swamps and the snowiest peaks. We trust our tripods to keep a steady shot in -50 degrees, in waist-high water and in torrential downpours.” For the second season of, “Mountain Men” , which follows men who live in extreme environments, off the grid--the team will go to Northwestern Montana, the Alaskan Wilderness north of Fairbanks and the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. What gear do they trust to work in the middle of nowhere? Two Panasonic HD P2 cameras with Fujinon lenses, a Canon EOS 7D for specialty shots, and the FSB 8 fluid head with Speed Lock CF tripod from Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
The Day Dragons Attacked the World mercoledý, 01 Maggio 2013 - 04:09 AM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Rogue State turns to LightWave 11.5 3D software to conquer CG dragons and220 visual effects shots for Dracano (Burbank, California--May 1, 2013) In Dracano, a volcanic eruption in the Pacific Northwest spews lava, steam and fire—along with eggs that hatch ancient, menacing, winged dragons that prey on man. Since similar volcanic eruptions in Russia, Japan, and other “Ring of Fire” regions are also releasing these menacing creatures into the world, scientists fear they are witnessing the start of a global dragon apocalypse.
Dataton Watchout Powers Spectacular Show In Xi’an, China mercoledý, 01 Maggio 2013 - 12:03 AM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Linköping, Sweden--April 30, 2013) The latest visitor attraction at the Hua Qing Chi hot springs resort in Xi’an, China, ‘The Song Of Unending Sorrow’ is a brilliant new fusion of traditional storytelling, song and musicianship with the very latest in audiovisual technology. Images courtesy of Audio Visual Technique.
OConnor Helps Keep Up the Pace on Scandal martedý, 30 Aprile 2013 - 11:51 PM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Burbank, California--April 30, 2013) It’s hard to figure out who is good or bad in the popular television series, "Scandal". That dichotomy is the force that drives the plot of the fast paced ABC hit. The last thing that cinematographer Oliver Bokelberg, ASC needs is a camera package that can’t keep up. There is no room for “good or bad” when it comes to his gear. That’s why he relies on top-of-the-line equipment, including 2575 fluid heads from OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group brand, for support. Oliver Bokelberg relies on OConnor on the set of Scandal
History Of The Eagles To Be Released On DVD And Blu-Ray On April 30 Through Capitol Records martedý, 30 Aprile 2013 - 11:32 PM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Three-Disc Set Includes Acclaimed Two-Part Documentary Film And Previously Unreleased Live Concert Footage From The 1977 Hotel California Tour (Los Angeles, California--April 30, 2013) Capitol Records has acquired the exclusive DVD/Blu-ray rights to "History of the Eagles," the iconic band's acclaimed documentary, which is set for release on Tuesday, April 30. This exceptional three-disc set includes History of the" Eagles Part One" and "History of the Eagles Part Two," as well as "Eagles Live At The Capital Centre" - March 1977, featuring never-before-released performances from the Eagles' two-night stand at Washington, D.C.'s Capital Center during the legendary Hotel California tour.
Sound Devices 788T Turns Up The Heat For Hit Drama Chicago Fire martedý, 30 Aprile 2013 - 10:43 PM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Compact Digital Recorder Captures Dynamic Audio in Studio and on Location Around the Windy City (Chicago, Illinois--April 30, 2013) When it comes to recording dynamic audio for the hit NBC show "Chicago Fire," Blair Scheller, the program’s production sound mixer, turns to a range of Sound Devices gear, including its 788T and 744T Digital Audio Recorders, 552 and 442 Production Mixers, and CL-WiFi Interface for 788T, to provide a rock-solid performance and consistent deliverables. Filmed primarily at Cinespace Chicago and at field locations in and around the city, "Chicago Fire" chronicles the lives of the men and women of Chicago Firehouse 51.
Tokyo’s “BUNRAKU? Exhibition” Uses HyperDeck Studio Pro for Ultra HD Playback martedý, 30 Aprile 2013 - 10:34 PM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Fremont, California--April 30, 2013) Blackmagic Design announced today that photographer Hajime Watanabe and film director Koshi Horibe used the Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio Pro for the ”BUNRAKU? Human/Puppet Photo+Movie Exhibition,” held at Tokyo’s Omotesando Gallery 5610 from February 25th to March 9th 2013. Bunraku is a traditional Japanese puppet theater, and Watanabe and Horibe collaborated using the latest technology in video and photography to interpret the ancient art form. With the help of puppeteer Minosuke Yoshida, the two artists shot the performance in a studio with Ultra HD high speed and stereo 3D cameras. The puppets’ expressions and subtle movements were captured from various angles, creating a visual experience that would not have been possible in a traditional theater setting due to the incredible detail, depth and clarity of the Ultra HD images.
Reliability and Ease of Use of Cloud-based Software Enables Top Adventure Filmmakers to Submit Files for International Festival and World Tour Locations martedý, 30 Aprile 2013 - 09:49 PM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Burlington, Massachusetts--April 30, 2013) Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, which celebrates the world’s best mountain and adventure themed films and books, has standardized on Signiant’s Media Shuttle file sharing solution for digital film submission and distribution at its annual festival and world tour. Requiring fast, reliable delivery of massive HD files with security, acceleration and tracking, the Festival selected Media Shuttle to easily upload, download and transfer large files from a shared file system, providing significant time and cost savings for festival organizers and contributors. A flagship program of The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is a nine-day event that continues throughout the year as an international film tour featuring about 740 film screenings across every continent, including Antarctica. Banff will rely on Media Shuttle to receive more than 300 film entries from filmmakers worldwide, as well as promotional content from partners to be used throughout the Festival program.
Unified Video Technologies Strengthens Global Commercial Team martedý, 30 Aprile 2013 - 09:30 PM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow VP, Sales and Business Development and Client Solution Advisors to lead customer migration to Digital TV, OTT and next-generation IPTV workflows (Miami, Florida--April 30, 2013) Unified Video Technologies (UNIV), specialists in developing, integrating and operating complete high-performance media and broadcast ecosystems for broadcasters and enterprises, announces a series of new appointments that strengthens the commercial foundation of the company several months into its launch.
Adorama Hosts NAB Spin-off, Puts Top Manufacturers’ Hot New Products on Display in New York City martedý, 30 Aprile 2013 - 09:27 PM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Must-attend post-NAB event Thursday May 9th gives East Coast video pros a first-hand look at the latest gear from Sony, Canon, Blackmagic, RED and more (New York, New York--April 30, 2013) Adorama, the leading supplier of professional video, photographic and consumer electronics products, is bringing the NAB buzz to the Big Apple this May. The retailer, just back from a hugely successful NAB appearance a few weeks ago, will be hosting a post-NAB* spin-off event on Thursday, May 9th from 1-8pm at its new event space at 55 West 17th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, in New York City. Following close on the heels of NAB 2013 and sticking to a format similar to that of tradeshows, the event will feature a handpicked selection of manufacturers.
ARRI CSC with new Camera Rental Agents in New Jersey and Florida martedý, 30 Aprile 2013 - 09:18 PM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (New Jersey and Florida, United States--April 30, 2013) ARRI CSC, the largest full service equipment rental group in the United States, is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the rental offices in New Jersey and Florida. April Lanci joins ARRI CSC New Jersey as Camera Rental Agent Rental Supervisor Emilio Medina takes over the Camera Department in Florida
Oblivion 3D Motion Graphics Design Team Innovates With MAXON CINEMA 4D martedý, 30 Aprile 2013 - 09:09 PM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow In-Camera and On-Screen Visual Effects Sequences Define Futuristic Tone of Universal Pictures’ New Action-Adventure (Newbury Park, California--April 30, 2013) MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that an award-winning team of motion graphics designers and animators leveraged the company’s popular CINEMA 4D software application to visualize and design the complex in-camera and on-screen motion-graphics sequences in Universal Pictures’ "Oblivion".