Whitehouse Post Revisits Americas Favorite Framily in New Sprint Spots mercoledý, 30 Luglio 2014 - 12:33 AM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (July 29, 2014) Continuing an already successful campaign, the latest Sprint commercials, cut by Whitehouse Post Editors Trish Fuller and Lisa Gunning via Figliulo & Partners, further explore the adventures of an eclectic collection of characters living life as a “Framily.” Imperial Woodpecker’s Stacy Wall directs the offbeat cast, featuring a hamster father voiced by comedian Andrew Dice Clay, a cheerful mom played by Judy Greer, and Saturday Night Live’s Kyle Mooney as they navigate normal “Framily” matters. The new spots take us along for more quirky Frobinson escapades as they go bowling, get rescued from a roadside motorcycle breakdown by Dad, and pay a visit to NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon and his “Framily” member Lug Nut.
Christie’s Donation to the USC School of Cinematic Arts Launches Immersive Cinematic Experience mercoledý, 30 Luglio 2014 - 12:19 AM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Cypress, California--July 29, 2014) Christie®, a global leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual display solutions, continued its technology partnership recently with the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (USC SCA) by launching a state-of-the-art cinema experience at USC’s showcase Theatre, the Eileen Norris Theatre. Christie, through a generous donation of equipment and installation services, will be the sole provider of all cinematic and audio equipment within the Eileen Norris Theatre, and will be working together with USC SCA in enhancing visual technologies, specifically cinematic ones. The Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre is a 341-seat motion picture Theatre set within the campus of USC and adjacent to the Cinematic Arts Complex. It is home to some of the School of Cinematic Arts’ largest classes and is the primary Theatre often used for large guest movie premieres and screenings of major Hollywood and International films at USC.
Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On Track mercoledý, 30 Luglio 2014 - 12:14 AM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Leading Production Management Software Drives VFX Pipelines at Top Studios (Los Angeles, California--July 29, 2014) Shotgun Software, developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), was integral to the production of over a dozen of this summer’s tentpole films. Used by visual effects studios worldwide, Shotgun played a key role in keeping artists and shots on track at facilities such as Digital Domain, Milk VFX, Framestore, Method Studios, Double Negative, Atomic Fiction, Image Engine, Rodeo FX, Factory VFX and more, for films including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Giver, Hercules, Lucy, The Maze Runner , and others.
Video Devices PIX 260 Captures Footage Fit for a King as Part of The Royal Society Headquarters Refit martedý, 29 Luglio 2014 - 11:46 PM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (London--July 29, 2014) When The Royal Society in London was looking to refit the audio and visual facilities in two rooms at its headquarters at Carlton House Terrace in London, it turned to Video Devices, mission-critical video products by Sound Devices, and its PIX 260 for its video recording needs. A fellowship of the world’s most eminent scientists and the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, The Royal Society acts as a scientific advisor to the British government, receiving a parliamentary grant-in-aid. Installed by Winchester-based AV integrator Whitwam, and provided through Shure Distribution UK, The Royal Society fitted three PIX 260s in its largest gallery, the Wellcome Trust lecture theatre, to capture video from the four cameras installed in the space. Throughout the year, members of the Society give presentations in the various lecture halls. Many are broadcast, recorded and archived. In addition, the organization installed two Shure SCM820 eight-channel automatic audio mixers in the dining rooms as part of its improved sound reinforcement efforts for speeches and awards.
Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014 martedý, 29 Luglio 2014 - 11:43 PM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Visit Imagineer Systems at booth 817 for demos of the newly released mocha Pro 4 with advanced support for native stereo 3D workflows, Python scripting and more improved features (Guildford, UK--July 29, 2014) Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, will be exhibiting at this year’s annual SIGGRAPH conference, taking place from August 12th through 14th at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Canada. Attendees to the show can stop by the Imagineer Systems booth (817) to learn more about the launch of the mocha Pro v4, which features a brand new Stereoscopic 3D workflow, Python scripting support, customizable keyboard shortcuts, new exports and format handling, and more improvements for visual effects facilities. Members of the Imagineer Systems team will be presenting demos daily at the booth.
Miller Camera Support, LLC Battles Whitewater Rapids In Browns Canyon With Grit & Thistle Film Company martedý, 29 Luglio 2014 - 11:37 PM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Compass 20 Tripod System Assists Film Company in Shooting Veterans Expeditions Documentary (Buena Vista, Colorado--July 29, 2014) When Grit & Thistle Film Company went on a wild adventure, battling whitewater rapids to shoot a documentary for the non-profit organization Veterans Expeditions, Miller Camera Support, LLC, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, stood steady against the waves, providing the company with a Compass 20 Solo 75 3-Stage Carbon Fibre System to help them successfully shoot the project.
Drobo Redefines Storage for Creative Professionals with First Ruggedized and Portable all Flash Array martedý, 29 Luglio 2014 - 11:00 PM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Drobo Mini with SSDs Delivers Maximum Speed and Data Protection (San Francisco, California--July 29, 2014) Connected Data, the creator of the award-winning Drobo line of smart storage solutions, today announces the launch of its Drobo Mini with Solid State Disk (SSD) drives delivering as much as 80% more performance compared to a Mini configured with traditional spinning hard drives. The Drobo Mini is the first portable, rugged and expandable SSD solution ideal for filmmakers, photographers and creative professionals who need to capture and protect data while on location, and safely transport footage and photos back to the studio for post-production.
Sohonet Appoints Chuck Parker to Executive Chairman martedý, 29 Luglio 2014 - 10:08 PM - 3 , 1 Giorno ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Company Continues Global Geographic Growth and Market Expansion (Los Angeles, California--July 29, 2014) Sohonet, the leading expert in connectivity and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for the media and entertainment industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chuck Parker to Executive Chairman, whose expertise will continue to guide the company in its global expansion efforts.
Sonnet Now Shipping Award-Winning New xMac™ Pro Server martedý, 29 Luglio 2014 - 06:43 PM - 3 , 2 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow New 4U Rackmount Enclosure Securely Houses the Latest Mac Pro®, Connects Three PCIe® Expansion Cards Via Thunderbolt™ 2, and Provides 5.25-Inch Mobile Rack Expansion (Irvine, California--July 29, 2014) Sonnet is now shipping its new xMac™ Pro Server with a Thunderbolt™ 2-to-PCI Express® (PCIe®) expansion system and 4U rackmount enclosure for the latest generation of Mac Pro® computers. The xMac Pro Server securely mounts the computer horizontally inside a specially designed 4U modular enclosure, connects three PCIe 2.0 slots via Thunderbolt 2 technology, and provides space to install additional equipment in two 5.25-inch mobile rack bays. Unveiled at the 2014 NAB Show, the xMac Pro Server has already garnered industry awards.
AV Stumpfl Gives Norwegian Rock ‘Wings‘ for Pink Floyd Tribute Concerts martedý, 29 Luglio 2014 - 06:18 PM - 3 , 2 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Unique Projection Mapping, Blending and Warping in Spectacular Setting (Wallern, Austria--July 29, 2014) Everyone is familiar with the idea of a rock concert, but few events take the word ‘rock’ as literally as the recent series of outdoor gigs staged in Norway by the Pink Floyd tribute band Puls. Against the dramatic backdrop of the Kilden-Fjæreheia quarry in Grimstad, the band played six sold-out nights to audiences who were wowed not just by the music but by the spectacular projection-mapped backdrop that was created courtesy of AV Stumpfl’s Wings AV multi-image control technology.
Ten Sports Pakistan Embraced Grass Valley Solutions for 2014 FIFA World Cup Studio Production martedý, 29 Luglio 2014 - 06:08 PM - 3 , 2 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Montreal, Canada--July 29, 2014) As fans around the world gathered to cheer for their favorite teams, live production studios were relying on state-of-the-art solutions for creating engaging content, including program highlights and replays. Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, supplied Ten Sports Pakistan Beam, based in Film City, Noida and owned by Zee Entertainment Ltd., with one K2 Dyno Replay System and one K2 Summit 3G Production Client for the production of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Grass Valley provided training and on-site support to ensure that Ten Sports was up and running quickly with its new solution. “Our production team was very pleased with the performance and ease-of-use of the new Grass Valley solution,” said Hemant Buch, head of production, Ten Sports. “We made the change to the Grass Valley solution close to an important global event, which was a little unsettling, but we are so glad we did. Grass Valley was with us every step of the way, and the results met all of our expectations.”
CatDV Highlights Money-Spinning Asset Management Opportunities IBC 2014 (7.J15C) martedý, 29 Luglio 2014 - 05:49 PM - 3 , 2 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow CatDV 11 Enables Content Owners to Repurpose and Monetize Media Assets (Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom--July 29, 2014) Square Box Systems, leading developer of digital asset management systems, will focus on how its latest CatDV 11 software enables content owners to easily repurpose and monetize their media assets, whilst also significantly improving end-to-end workflow efficiency – from production and post production, through to delivery and distribution – in broadcast, cinema and IPTV applications during IBC 2014, 12-16 Sept, Amsterdam.
ProSiebenSat1 Produktion Chooses MatrixStore to Protect Production Assets martedý, 29 Luglio 2014 - 05:44 PM - 3 , 2 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Cardiff, United Kingdom--July 29, 2014) Object Matrix, trusted provider of object based digital preservation platforms discusses how MatrixStore, its’ flagship product, is being used in Munich based broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion, to protect media assets’ in their file based postproduction workflows. Integrated Nearline storage platforms are being sought out across Europe as organizations come to terms with the implications of file based workflows and ever increasing file sizes brought about by a surge to HD, UHD and 3D formats. ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion saw these challenges emerging and identified them within their own production environments as the following:
Nice Shoes Expands Color Palette With Malfitano and Koenig lunedý, 28 Luglio 2014 - 11:32 PM - 3 , 2 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (New York, New York--July 28, 2014) Nice Shoes has been steadily growing in 2014, with the formation of its Creative Studio, which adds new creative and live action services; and now with additions to the company’s well-respected color team. As part of this strategic growth, Executive Producer Ed Koenig has joined the studio, and was instrumental in bringing on new senior colorist Sal Malfitano. Sal Malfitano
SilhouetteFX Releases Version 5.2 lunedý, 28 Luglio 2014 - 11:27 PM - 3 , 2 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Many Customer-Driven Features Added To Industry Workhorse (Los Angeles, California--July 28, 2014) SilhouetteFX LLC is pleased to announce the release of Silhouette V5.2. When our customers speak, we listen. All of the new features in version 5.2 are a direct result of customer feedback. As a thank-you, we continue to buck the tradition of other software companies who bleed their customers dry with maintenance fees. Silhouette 5.2 is a free release to all 5.x customers. Remember who loves ya baby!
DPA Microphones Announces Trade-Up to d:fine Promo lunedý, 28 Luglio 2014 - 10:34 PM - 3 , 2 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Longmont, Colorado--July 28, 2014) DPA, Inc., the U.S. arm of DPA Microphones, is pleased to announced a new trade-up rebate program for its d:fine™ Headset Microphones. Participants will receive a $100 mail-in rebate for every purchase of select d:fine Headset Microphones, provided they additionally trade-in a competitor headset. The promotion is only valid on purchases made from an authorized U.S. dealer between July 28, 2014 and October 3, 2014. The DPA d:fine Headset Microphones raise the bar for head-worn microphone solutions. Offering industry-leading sound quality, the mics are ideal for singers, public speakers, actors, musicians, house of worship leaders and broadcast professionals who insist on superior voice reproduction, comfort, ease of setup and a discreet look. They are available as both directional and omnidirectional mics, with single- and dual-ear mounts, to cover a broad range of applications. They are also available in black, brown and beige with a variety of boom lengths and adapters for every professional wireless system.