George Leon, Hawthorne Direct's Senior VP Media/Account Management, Delivers Keynote Talk During Cynopsis Media's Boot Camp Industry Event Feb. 11 in New York City giovedý, 13 Febbraio 2014 - 12:23 AM - 3 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Los Angeles, California--February 12, 2014) George Leon, Senior VP Media/Account Management with Hawthorne Direct, a full service brand response advertising agency, was the keynote speaker during the Cynopsis Media Boot Camp industry event held in New York City on Feb. 11th. In a speech entitled “Today’s Media Landscape and Utilization of Data Science,” Leon, who has over 20 years of experience with integrated media analysis and agency account management, as well as product development and fulfillment, spoke to 200 attendees at the event, on the topics of big data, web attribution, the importance of understanding business rigors and goals on behalf of a client, and how to best integrate data to achieve those goals.
AmberFin Becomes Global Reseller for Nexidia QC giovedý, 13 Febbraio 2014 - 12:15 AM - 3 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Nexidia's Language and Caption Verification System Available as a Plugin for Amberfin's Unified Quality Control Solution (Basingstoke, UK--February 12, 2014) AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and postproduction houses, and Nexidia, developer of dialogue and audio analysis products and technologies for optimizing audio and video media, today announced an agreement where AmberFin will become a global reseller for Nexidia QC closed-caption, language, and video description verification software.
Italy's Start S.r.l. Selects Pablo Rio to Maximise Creativity and Productivity mercoledý, 12 Febbraio 2014 - 11:40 PM - 3 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Milan-Based Post House Invests in Quantel For Color and Finishing Again (Newbury, United Kingdom--February 12, 2014) Italian production and post-production company, Start S.r.l., has purchased a Quantel Pablo Rio 2KO high quality color correction and finishing system to enhance its post production workflow and deliver the highest quality HD and 2K results for its clients. The Pablo Rio will be primarily used for television promotions and corporate advertising. Equipped with a Neo Nano control panel, the system is being supplied by Quantel's reseller partner, Mediacom Digital Evolution.
Rumors of Jeff Gorman’s Death Confirmed mercoledý, 12 Febbraio 2014 - 09:32 PM - 3 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Well, not quite, but he did direct a killer spot involving a dead body. (Los Angeles, California--February 12, 2014) In a new campaign for Boston car dealer Herb Chambers and New York agency DeVito/Verde, Accomplice Media director Jeff Gorman explores some of the more unusual reasons people may have for returning a pre-owned car.
Deadline’s Roots Run Deep at Whiskytree mercoledý, 12 Febbraio 2014 - 08:56 PM - 3 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Flexible Data Processing Solution from Thinkbox Software Accelerates VFX Studio’s Pipeline (February 12, 2014) Since its inception in 2007, Whiskytree has grown from a talented matte painting shop into a full-service CG powerhouse known for creating complex visual effects for feature films, commercials and video games. Based in San Rafael, CA, the agile company’s employee headcount generally hovers around 25 but is often scaled up as projects demand. Whiskytree’s credits include VFX-heavy blockbusters Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, Elysium, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. To deliver these stunning visuals, Whiskytree has embraced a ‘Work Smart’ ethos that emphasizes a strong hardware backend running top-notch software – including Thinkbox Software’s Deadline data and process management solution.
Avid Editors Triumph at the 2014 ACE Eddie Awards mercoledý, 12 Febbraio 2014 - 07:47 PM - 3 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow High-Caliber Editors Rely on the World's Preeminent Editing Software to Cut the Most Celebrated Films of the Year (Burlington, Massachusetts--February 12, 2014) Avid®(Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulates the professional video editing community on their achievements at the 64th annual American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Awards held in Los Angeles on February 7. Many of the nominated and award-winning films were cut by Avid editors who trust the industry's foremost nonlinear editing solution, Avid Media Composer®, for its reliability and flexibility to create higher quality, inspiring content.
Rich Joneleit joins the ARRI CSC New Jersey Camera Rental Team mercoledý, 12 Febbraio 2014 - 07:25 PM - 3 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (New Jersey--February 12, 2014) ARRI CSC, the largest full service equipment rental group in the United States, is pleased to announce the addition of Rich Joneleit to the camera rental office in New Jersey. In his role as Camera Rental Agent he will report to Camera Rental Manager Lynn “Gus” Gustafson and will be responsible for establishing and maintaining strong client relationships. Rich brings over seven years of experience as a Camera Rental Agent in the Motion Picture industry to the table! After graduating from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts in 2006, Rich started working for Clairmont Camera in Los Angeles before joining TCS in New York in 2013.
Showlogix Has Demonstrated Show and Media Control Software at ISE 2014 mercoledý, 12 Febbraio 2014 - 07:17 PM - 3 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Tel Aviv, Israel--February 12, 2014) This new software offers very powerful media server functionality and control versatility. This includes the ability to drive an unlimited number of synchronized displays with geometric correction and edge blending. Showlogix can play up to 30 layers of video, image, external inputs and dynamic text.
Creative Mastering Chooses DAD AX32 Ultra-high-quality Audio Mastering Converter mercoledý, 12 Febbraio 2014 - 06:58 PM - 3 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Accompanying image shows Stefano Cappelli with the new DAD AX32 at Creative Mastering. (Forli, Italy--February 12, 2014) Creative Mastering, one of Italy's most prestigious sound recording, post-production and audio-restoration facilities, has chosen a DAD AX32 ultra-high-quality audio converter for use at its studios in Forli, capital city of northern Italy's Romagna region.
Bridge Technologies’ Simen K. Frostad Puts the Case for a Fresh Approach to QoE at TV Connect 2014 mercoledý, 12 Febbraio 2014 - 06:55 PM - 3 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Oslo, Norway--February 12, 2014) Chairman of of Bridge Technologies Simen K. Frostad will contribute to TV Connect 2014’s conference by putting the case for a fresh approach to QoE monitoring. Entitled "Objective QoE: Straightening out Quality Monitoring for the Connected Audience," the presentation will propose that in order to make QoE (Quality of Experience) monitoring a genuinely valuable tool to digital media operators, the conventional assessment criteria must be abandoned. Conventional QoE monitoring grew out of subjective quality testing in the telecoms industry, and the attempt to translate this methodology to digital media delivery is inappropriate and leads to spurious and misleading results. By implementing a new QoE strategy based on the objective assessment of performance factors specific to digital media operations, providers can make QoE a precision tool in quality monitoring.
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (Imt) Provides Gold-Medal Support For Russian Broadcast Coverage Of Winter And Paralympic Games mercoledý, 12 Febbraio 2014 - 06:50 PM - 3 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Wireless Camera Transmitter and Newscaster DR2 Diversity Receiver Deliver Unprecedented Coverage for Major International Winter Sports Competitions (Sochi, Russia--February 12, 2014) As people from around the world are gathered in Sochi, Russia, for the Winter Games and Paralympic Games in March, Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets, is supporting various Russian broadcast entities covering the events with more than 30 Nucomm CamPac2 wireless camera systems (CP2). The system comprises the CamPac2 camera-mounted transmitter and Newscaster DR2 diversity receiver, Sony RPS (Remote Paint System) camera control and digital voice intercom package. The wireless system is one of the most reliable go-to links on the market, delivering consistent, solid coverage.
Entertainment Industry Tax Seminar mercoledý, 12 Febbraio 2014 - 06:47 PM - 3 , 4 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Robert Hall & Associates’ Tony Watson to Answer Important Questions (Los Angeles, California--February 12, 2014) In a effort bring additional resources to freelancers in the entertainment community, the Los Angeles Post Production Group will be hosting an Entertainment Industry Tax Seminar on Saturday, February 22nd at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, CA from 10-am - 12pm.
Litepanels Announces Opening of Expanded Headquarters martedý, 11 Febbraio 2014 - 11:59 PM - 3 , 5 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow New Facility Supports Business Growth for LED Lighting Leader (Chatsworth, California--February 11, 2014) Litepanels®, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of LED lighting for the broadcast and production industries, has opened the doors of its new facility in Chatsworth, Calif. Significantly larger than the company’s previous headquarters, Litepanels made the move to a bigger footprint to support the growing demand for their proprietary LED technology in the production and broadcast communities.
Bruno Mars Delivers Record-breaking Halftime Performance at Super Bowl XLVIII with Sennheiser martedý, 11 Febbraio 2014 - 11:13 PM - 3 , 5 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (New York, New York--February 11, 2014) The stars aligned during Super Bowl XLVIII on the evening of February 2 as Bruno Mars delivered an unforgettable halftime performance to a record-breaking broadcast audience of 115.3 million viewers – the largest in Super Bowl history. For the duration of the performance, Bruno Mars sang through his Sennheiser SKM 5200 handheld transmitter, coupled with an MD 5235 dynamic microphone capsule, ensuring crisp and detailed sound for millions of fans around the world. During the 12-minute set, which included his top hits “ Locked Out of Heaven, ” “Treasure” and “ Just the Way You Are, ” Bruno Mars showcased his versatility as an entertainer with a dramatic drum-solo introduction, James Brown-inspired dance moves, and an instantly recognizable soulful voice captured by Sennheiser.
Union Editorial’s Jim Haygood Cuts the Superbowl "Hugfest" for Honda martedý, 11 Febbraio 2014 - 10:41 PM - 3 , 5 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (February 11, 2014) Bruce Willis shows his soft side in this Honda Superbowl entry, encouraging a “Hugfest” among viewers. The message, of course, is that the safety of your loved ones is of paramount importance. “That’s why Honda builds more top safety-rated cars in America than any other brand.” The payoff is the needy, desperate embrace the action star receives from SNL alum Fred Armisen. Craig Gillespie of MJZ directed the commercial, cut by Jim Haygood of Union. Additional editorial credits include Dylan Firshein as assistant editor, with Michael Raimondi executive producing and Joe Ross producing. The Online Producer was Logan Aires and Jay Friedkin served as Editor Social/Online Videos. http://youtu.be/PQi9cBFm4pE
"The Trials of Muhammad Ali" Wins ABCNEWS VideoSource Award for Best Footage Use martedý, 11 Febbraio 2014 - 08:56 PM - 3 , 5 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow The 2013 ABCNEWS VideoSource Award went to" The Trials of Muhammad Ali." Produced by Kartemquin Films, the doc uses rare and newly discovered archival footage to tell the story of Ali’s struggle to stand up for his spiritual convictions and political conscience, regardless of the cost to his boxing career. (New York, New York--February 11, 2014) ABCNEWS VideoSource, the news and stock footage licensing arm of ABC News, announced that "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" was the winner of the 2013 ABCNEWS VideoSource Award. Directed by Academy Award-nominated director Bill Siegel, "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" examines Ali’s life outside of boxing, focusing on the years 1967 to 1970, when, after refusing military induction, he was stripped of his heavyweight title and banned from boxing. "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" was honored at the IDA Awards Gala, which took place on December 6, 2013 in Los Angeles.
Brand New School Names Robert Bisi As Creative Director/Director martedý, 11 Febbraio 2014 - 08:48 PM - 3 , 5 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Brand New School has named long-time in-house contributor Robert Bisi as creative director/director. (Santa Monica, California--February 11, 2014) Brand New School has named long-time in-house contributor Robert Bisi as creative director/director. Since starting at Brand New School as a freelancer in 2005, Bisi has steadily evolved from designer and 3D generalist to art director and live-action director.
Broadcast Pix Unveils ReVue Multi-Channel HD Slo-Mo Replay System martedý, 11 Febbraio 2014 - 07:59 PM - 3 , 5 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Billerica, Massachusetts--February 11, 2014) Broadcast Pix™ today introduced ReVue, a new HD slow motion replay system that work with any Broadcast Pix integrated production systems or independently in other production environments. Developed in collaboration with strategic partner EditShare, ReVue will be available in March and demonstrated at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth SL6325), which runs April 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nev. Available in two and four-channel configurations, ReVue features SDI connectivity and up to eight tracks of embedded audio, with optional 1080p recording and playback. The system is housed in a 2 RU chassis and includes 8 TB of RAID 6 storage, which can be expanded up to 16 TB.
Grass Valley Enhances K2 Dyno S Capabilities with Telestration Feature martedý, 11 Febbraio 2014 - 07:19 PM - 3 , 5 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow K2 Dyno S now incorporates tOG-Sports telestration option from RT Software (Hillsboro, Oregon--February 11, 2014) As part of an ongoing investment to provide top-quality replay solutions for live sports and entertainment productions, Grass Valley® announced that its widely-used K2 Dyno® S Replay Controller now includes an added optional feature —tOG-Sports telestration developed by RT Software.