Northern Lights Promotes Jacob Condon To Editor venerdě, 19 Aprile 2013 - 10:42 PM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (New York, New York--April 19, 2013) Bi-Costal (NY/LA) editorial house Northern Lights has promoted Jacob Condon to editor. Condon’s story-driven editorial style can be seen in work for top networks including Discovery, TruTV, TBS, Lifetime, Cloo and A&E. He has been with Northern Lights since coming on board as an assistant in 2006, and has steadily worked his way up to editor, cutting a range of broadcast promo projects as well as advertising and branded content assignments for top brands such as Lancome and Western Union. Condon’s creative, detail-oriented and collaborative approach has brought him numerous repeat clients for projects in broadcast and digital content alike. Click HERE to see a reel of Condon’s work.
Fusion-io and Memory Champion Nelson Dellis Scale Mount Everest in Climb For Memory venerdě, 19 Aprile 2013 - 09:17 PM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Datacenter Technology Leader and Two-Time USA Memory Champion Team Up to Raise Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease and Memory in Mount Everest Challenge (Salt Lake City, Utah--April 19, 2013) Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that it is working with USA Memory Champion and Fusion-io Memory Master Nelson Dellis to showcase the importance of memory in our minds and our datacenters by bringing Dellis' Memory Challenge of climbing Mount Everest to computer screens around the world. After having to stop 280 feet short of the 29,029-foot summit on his first attempt to climb the south side of Mount Everest in 2011 due to an oxygen tank malfunction, Dellis is scaling the world's tallest mountain once again in support of his charity," Climb For Memory".
Criminal Music Launches, Bringing Composers Closer to the Target venerdě, 19 Aprile 2013 - 09:09 PM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Los Angeles, California--April 19, 2013) Rachel Dunn and Tera Uhlinger have launched Criminal Music, a boutique full-service production company dedicated to ensuring quality in commercial music by fostering true collaboration between the agency and the artist. The company opens its doors with a roster that includes DJ Cheapshot & Bridge Compositions, Tony Bevilacqua, Jeremy Simmons, Jesse Novak, Christopher Lennertz, Transcenders, redCola, and Brandon Arnovick for exclusive representation in the branded arena. “We formed this company because we saw frustration on all sides of the equation,” said Dunn, a 17-year veteran of the advertising industry who has worked on both the Agency and the Vendor sides of the business. “We reject the idea of this farming out process where music companies send projects to dozens of freelancers everywhere. How can you expect the composers to invest their passion into a project, when they know they’re one of 100 guys working on it?” Uhlinger, a management and production vet, recognized the same disconnect on the part of artists in the music industry. Criminal works exclusively and in partnership with a roster of talent, creating an atmosphere of trust and mutual commitment that results in music of the highest possible quality.
TCS Skquattro captures The Voice at Salford Quays venerdě, 19 Aprile 2013 - 08:58 PM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (London, United Kingdom--April 19, 2013) A Skquattro pedestal from TCS (a Vitec Group company) formed the basis for creative new shooting techniques during production of The Voice UK in early April. Blind auditions for the second series were shot for the first time in HQ1, the 12,500 square metre Dock 10 studio at Salford Quays, for transmission on BBC One. TCS Skquattro pedestal in use at Earl's Court, London
CUDA Acceleration Supported in Metus INGEST! venerdě, 19 Aprile 2013 - 01:22 AM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Metus technology continues its commitment to extracting the last drop of performance out of your PC hardware, by adding CUDA support for GPU based H.264 encoding! (Las Vegas, Nevada--April 18, 2013) With Geforce 690 GPU, 6 channels of 1080i H.264 video can be captured in real time. GPU accelerated encoding was initially supported by Metus INGEST in 2012 with Intel QuicSynch support, which is an on-board GPU technology available with some PC motherboards and Intel CPUs. While enabling low cost hardware to do multi channel HD capture, this technology requires that the motherboard and CPU needs to be compatible with it.
Roger Brings The Laughs In Image Campaigns For Lifetime TV Hit Series "Preachers' Daughters" and "Dance Moms" venerdě, 19 Aprile 2013 - 01:12 AM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (April 18, 2013) Following Lifetime TV's buzz-worthy "Maniac" spot for "Dance Moms," LA-based mixed-media production studio Roger recently reunited with the network to create a new series of promos for "Preachers' Daughters." The brand-new reality documentary series premiered on March 12th. Led by Creative Director Terence Lee, the promos comically present the trials and tribulations of teen parenting (with biblical proportions). "Roger has been a great fit for these projects," remarks Aaron Goldman, Creative Director, Lifetime. "With both 'Dance Moms' and 'Preachers' Daughters,' Terry took our ideas and brought them to levels that exceeded our expectations. Roger provides the kind of collaboration I look for in a creative agency. They have great ideas, make our ideas better, and are incredibly easy to work with -- no egos whatsoever."
"Outstanding Videogame Promotional Trailer" Award Goes to BUSTER for Production of "Just Dance 4" Trailer venerdě, 19 Aprile 2013 - 12:59 AM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Los Angeles, California--April 18, 2013) Conceptual design studio Buster is the winner of the “Outstanding Promotional Trailer” Award presented during the 2013 Game Marketing Awards yesterday in San Francisco. Buster was honored for its work on the production of the worldwide promotional trailer behind Ubisoft's "Just Dance 4" videogame. The work involved both live action production and motion graphics. Brad Roth and Mark Feldstein, principals of Stun Creative, the parent company of Buster, made the announcement. The Game Marketing Awards (GMA), owned by IDG World Expo and the first U.S. program established to honor the finest work created by game marketing professionals, were announced at a special ceremony immediately following the 2013 Game Marketing Summit (GMS) on April 17 in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The GMAs celebrate the best practices in marketing, promotion and advertising for the video game and interactive entertainment community.
Edit 1 Unveils 'InMoCa' Technology venerdě, 19 Aprile 2013 - 12:50 AM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Previs Studio First In New York City To Offer Game-Changing “Inertial” Motion Capture (New York, New York--April 18, 2013) Visionary pre-visualization boutique Edit1, led by company President Michael Zimbard, has become the first studio in New York to offer state-of-the-art “inertial” motion capture (or as the studio refers to it -- “InMoCa”). The InMoCa technology provides tremendous advantages over more traditional “optical” motion capture.
Eyeheight legalizer wins Pick Hit award at NAB 2013 venerdě, 19 Aprile 2013 - 12:31 AM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (London, United Kingdom--April 18, 2013) Eyeheight's new LE-2M-K full-featured logging legalizer (model LEGAL-6 in the Americas) has received a Pick Hit award from the US-based magazine Broadcast Engineering. The award was made during NAB 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 8-11 April. "This was the high point of a very successful show," comments Eyeheight's sales director Martin Moore. "Co-exhibiting in the Central Hall with Leader Instruments Corporation, our reseller for North and South America, we demonstrated our latest products to existing and potential buyers from as far afield as Australia, China, Japan, Europe and India. Interest in the new logging legalizer was very high given its ability to generate and store as-run conformance data in countries where legislation makes this compulsory. Every non-compliant video or audio event requiring correction is logged complete with its linear timecode identifier. This would be practically impossible to achieve manually. Video legalisation and loudness correction timelines can also be monitored on-screen."
ATEME Lauded for Superior Technology at NAB venerdě, 19 Aprile 2013 - 12:28 AM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Kyrion CM5000 Wins "STAR" Award From Editors of TV Technology (Paris, France--April 18, 2013) ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, announced today that it has received TV Technology's STAR award for theKyrionTM CM5000, a major advancement in ATEME's product offering.
Entertainment Studios Signs Long-Term Lease For New Production Studio venerdě, 19 Aprile 2013 - 12:24 AM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow 75,000 Square Foot Television And Film Production Facility Now Home To Sitcoms, Court Shows, Game Shows, And Talk Show Productions (Los Angeles, California--April 18, 2013) Entertainment Studios, Inc., the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of eight 24-hour linear HD television networks (CARS.TV, COMEDY.TV,ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, PETS.TV, RECIPE.TV, LEGACY.TV, and JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV) proudly announces its lease of a 75,000 square foot television and film production studio in Culver City, California.
IBC, the world's leading electronic media and entertainment event, opens for registration venerdě, 19 Aprile 2013 - 12:20 AM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (London, United Kingdom--April 18, 2013) Each September IBC brings the world's electronic media and entertainment industry to Amsterdam to challenge, direct and set the industry's agenda. Staged by the industry for the industry, it spotlights and drives future trends, technologies, innovations and business models. So much more than an exhibition, IBC delivers a dynamic, comprehensive event that is stimulating and relevant to the changes and challenges faced by its attendees. Registration through the IBC website guarantees a place at one of the hottest events of the year and is now open. IBC encompasses the creation, management and delivery of all electronic media and entertainment content in the multiplatform and multiscreen world. It is an inspirational source of new products and information, informal debate, meetings, demonstrations and networking opportunities and attracts over 50,000 attendees from 160 countries. The key decision makers that shape the future of the industry come to see over 300 speakers at the world-leading and agenda-setting conference together with more than 1,400 key international suppliers that fill the RAI's fourteen halls.
Visual Data Awarded Netflix Preferred Vendor Status venerdě, 19 Aprile 2013 - 12:19 AM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Digital Supply Chain Optimization and High Standards of Quality Ensured for Streaming (Burbank, California--April 18, 2013) Visual Data Media Services - a data centric facility supporting the creation, transformation, management, and distribution of content for all media platforms - has been awarded Preferred Vendor Status by Netflix. Visual Data is one of only 12 companies globally, and one of just three in the Los Angeles market, chosen as a Netflix Preferred Vendor.
Telestream Expands Executive Team, Hires Industry Veteran Paul Turner venerdě, 19 Aprile 2013 - 12:14 AM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Turner to lead the company's enterprise product and market development initiatives (Nevada City, California--April 18, 2013) Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced expansion of the executive management team as industry veteran Paul Turner joins the company in a new role as Vice President of Enterprise Product Management. Turner brings more than 30 years of leadership in the broadcast and video technology industry in Europe and the USA. In addition, Paul has served for several years on the Board of Directors for the Advanced Media Workflow Association, and has published over a dozen technical papers on a variety of industry topics. As Vice President of Enterprise Product Management, Turner will lead Telestream's global product and market strategy efforts for the company's enterprise products.
MTI Film Opens Cortex::Convey Render Engine with XML API giovedě, 18 Aprile 2013 - 10:49 PM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow The popular and powerful Convey transcoding engine now includes a published API for use with command linescripts, render farms, custom GUIs and cross-application integration. (Hollywood, California--April 18, 2013) MTI Film today announces that it has published an XML API for its popular transcoding engine Convey. Based on the software featured in MTI Film’s groundbreaking dailies processing solution Cortex v 1.2 (released at NAB 2013), the API can be used to create custom-automation and cross-application integrations for transcoding all Cortex-supported formats.
BEST Wins Sundance London Short Film Competition giovedě, 18 Aprile 2013 - 10:45 PM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Film by William Oldroyd to screen at Sundance London (London, United Kingdom--April 18, 2013) Best, a five-minute film from Surrey filmmaker William Oldroyd, was announced today as the winner of the Short Film Competition for the second Sundance London film and music festival, 25-28 April at The O2. The film will screen as part of the official Short Film Programme at the festival, and Oldroyd will receive a three-night stay at The Langham, London as well as additional prizes.
JVC GY-HM650 2.0 ProHD Mobile New Camera Receives Numerous Industry Accolades At 2013 NAB SHOW giovedě, 18 Aprile 2013 - 10:29 PM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Wayne, New Jersey--April 18, 2013) JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced its upgraded GY-HM650 2.0 ProHD mobile news camera received numerous industry accolades during the 2013 NAB Show last week, including awards from Broadcast Engineering, TV Technology, and The Digital Journalist. The camera was also showcased by Verizon chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam during one of the show’s general sessions. NAB president and CEO Gordon Smith (left) and Verizon chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam discuss the JVC GY-HM650 ProHD mobile news camera during a general session at the 2013 NAB Show.
OConnor Camera Support and Lens Accessories for Sony F5/F55 Cameras giovedě, 18 Aprile 2013 - 10:13 PM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Burbank, California--April 18, 2013) Long-time cine equipment leader, OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group brand is meeting the challenges of support and lens accessories for Sony’s F5 and F55 4K cameras. The OConnor tools enable professional cinematographers to operate the cameras built-up in large or small lens cine set-ups. The F5 and F55 share the same camera body form factor, weighing less than five pounds (2.3kg). Outfitted minimally with a simple prime lens and viewfinder, the cameras will remain under 10 pounds (4.5kg), comfortably within the range of OConnor’s 1030D and 1030Ds fluid heads (maximum payloads 30 pounds and 41 pounds respectively). When camera crews take advantage of the Sony cameras’ modular designs, the two heads can quickly adjust the counterbalance to account for the addition of optional viewfinders, recorders and batteries, with payload range to spare.
Fearless Films Finds Storage Backbone In Facilis TerraBlock giovedě, 18 Aprile 2013 - 02:18 AM - 1 Month ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (April 17, 2013) Toronto-based Fearless Films provides HD video finishing services and technology to a diverse client base. Throughout the last 20 years, the company has worked on several films, documentaries and television shows – including the popular animated series Johnny Test. To ensure that day-to-day operations run smoothly, Fearless Films President Al Maciulis relies on a skilled creative team and strong technological backbone. The studio houses eighteen online and offline editing suites linked to three TerraBlock shared storage systems via Fibre Chanel. Each system runs creative applications ranging from Avid® Media Composer® and Avid® Symphony to Apple® Final Cut Pro® and more.