Axiom Images Offers Stunning Aerial Stock Footage for a Fraction of the Cost lunedě, 22 Settembre 2014 - 11:22 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow High quality aerial footage featured in popular television shows The Flash, Constantine and The Blacklist (Los Angeles, California--September 22, 2014) Whether creating movies, television shows, commercials or corporate videos, the right aerial footage can add tremendous production value to a project. From small independent films to large blockbusters, aerial footage quickly establishes location and sets the mood. Axiom Images is the premier provider of aerial stock footage for media use and offers tens of thousands of aerial shots through Axiom’s online store.
Éclair Group Moves Forward with Pablo Rio lunedě, 22 Settembre 2014 - 11:19 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Paris-based post house chooses Quantel for intuitive post-production workflow (Newbury, UK--September 22, 2014) French film laboratory and post production house, Éclair Group, has invested in a Quantel Pablo Rio to boost its finishing capabilities. Each year, Éclair Group post-produces more than 50 feature length films, including Le Passé, La fleur de l'âge and Jappeloup, 100 shorts, 80 hours of television fiction, 25 hours of documentaries and over 100 commercials and trailers.
Canon Cinema EOS Captures Space in 4K for New IMAX® 3D Film lunedě, 22 Settembre 2014 - 11:12 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Melville, New York--September 22, 2014) Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon Cinema EOS digital cameras and lenses have been selected by IMAX Corporation for an exciting mission to capture 4K footage in space. The cameras and lenses left Earth Saturday on a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The equipment will arrive at the International Space Station, where astronauts will capture stunning 4K content for the upcoming new 3D film, tentatively titled A Perfect Planet, a presentation of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and IMAX Entertainment. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers, the IMAX 3D space project will offer breathtaking, illuminating views of Earth from space, exploring mankind’s future on and off the planet. Renowned large format cinematographer James Neihouse serves as the film’s director of photography and trained the astronauts who will man the cameras while in orbit.
Marquis’ Latest Survey Reveals the Broadcast Industry Faces Future Opportunities & Challenges lunedě, 22 Settembre 2014 - 10:46 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (September 22, 2014) Marquis Media Partners has today officially announced the results of its latest executive survey designed to expose the key challenges currently facing the broadcast industry. Over 100 senior executives in the industry were questioned about their businesses’ most pressing issues. “We completed a survey earlier this year and ‘changes in consumer viewing habits’ was shown to be the greatest business challenge, while ‘content management and distribution across multiple platforms’ led in terms of the greatest operational and technology challenges faced by the industry today,” confirms Andrew Ioannou, partner, Marquis Media Partners. “In this survey we wanted to delve deeper and find out why such issues were influencing business strategy.
MAXON Announces Participation at After Effects World, September 26 - 28, 2014 lunedě, 22 Settembre 2014 - 10:41 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Focused Training Sessions To Explore Close Integration Between MAXON Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects (Newbury Park, California--September 22, 2014) MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering software solutions, is pleased to participate and sponsor the After Effects World Conference taking place September 26 - 28, 2014, in Seattle. Now in its second year, the conference gathers innovators, VFX and motion graphics professionals for an in-depth exploration of Adobe After Effects CC and its pipeline to other software applications that enhance user creativity.
Pickathon Music Festival Relies on Blackmagic Studio Camera and ATEM Production Studio 4K lunedě, 22 Settembre 2014 - 09:58 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Fremont, California--September 22, 2014) Blackmagic Design today announced that Pickathon Music Festival used five Blackmagic Studio Cameras and six ATEM Live Production Switchers, as well as a large number of additional Blackmagic Design products, as the backbone of its live production and live streaming workflows. Held outside of Portland, OR in early August, Pickathon brought together more than 50 musical acts across seven stages for a three day music festival on the Pendarvis Farm and in the surrounding woods. Not only is Pickathon unique in terms of location, with one stage nestled in the woods and made entirely out of tree branches, but it also relied on a unique live production workflow. Pickathon’s producer and a production veteran, Ryan Stiles, coordinated a crew of 68 staff and 223 volunteers to handle live broadcasts to monitors around the festival grounds, as well as 44 hours of live streams to a global Internet audience via the festival’s and local station KEXP’s websites. Tens of thousands of people enjoyed the festival, whether at the event itself or watching live streams online.
Codex Develops Recording And Workflow For New ARRI Alexa 65 Large Format Camera domenica, 21 Settembre 2014 - 11:34 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (London, England--September 21, 2014) Codex, the industry leader in RAW recording and workflow, has collaborated with ARRI to develop the recording and workflow system for ARRI’s new, ground-breaking ALEXA 65 large format camera. Codex has worked closely with ARRI to create a high-performance, in-built camera recorder plus an on-set and near-set data management system, which combine to deliver streamlined camera-to-post workflow for the ALEXA 65 camera – The Vault Lab 65. The ALEXA 65 camera incorporates a Codex recording engine, similar to the system that is built into ARRI’s popular ALEXA XT camera, also developed by Codex. Existing ALEXA XR Capture Drives support recording from ALEXA 65 at up to 24fps, and a 512GB media card will record around ten minutes in full open gate mode. Next-generation Capture Drives developed by Codex will offer 2TB of recording capacity, and be capable of 20Gb/s data rates, enabling recording times of over 45 minutes.
JVC Takes 'F.A.S.T. Track Tour' to South Florida, Washington, DC sabato, 20 Settembre 2014 - 01:55 AM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Wayne, New Jersey--September 19, 2014) The “F.A.S.T. Track Tour,” JVC’s series of presentations promoting the live HD streaming capabilities built into its camcorders and related products, will make its next stops in the South Florida and Washington, D.C. markets. The seminar will be held at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina in Fort Lauderdale on Sept. 23, followed by the Greenbelt Marriott in Greenbelt, Md., on Oct. 15. Both seminars are free, include lunch and run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Short for “Fluent Adaptive Streaming Technology,” F.A.S.T. represents streaming technology built into JVC’s GY-HM650, GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 cameras that includes content-aware error correction to ensure reliable HD transmission over a variety of Internet connections. During the presentation, JVC will showcase the cameras as well as its new BR-800 ProHD Broadcaster server and other products.
Zac Cavaliero's Animated Short Wins Reel 13 National Competition - Earning It A Broadcast Debut on Thirteen-WNET venerdě, 19 Settembre 2014 - 11:41 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow As A Growing Number of Feature Films Continue to Tap His Talent As A Previz Artist, Shot Designer, FX Artist and Modeler, The Young Filmmaker Continues To Evolve As A Multi-Disciplined Talent (Los Angeles, California--September 19, 2014) Zac Cavaliero's short film, 'The Frank Job,’ showcasing the cinematographer's skills as a character animator was Reel 13's voters' choice this week, earning it a slot on national broadcast television on Thirteen-WNET's Saturday evening line up. The film's storyline is a new twist on the classic tale of 'Frankenstein,' with the lead character, an inept yet determined mad scientist, artfully crafted by Cavaliero into an animated character with features befitting his eccentric personality.
SIM Group Launches Operation in Northern Ontario giovedě, 18 Settembre 2014 - 10:25 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow The SIM Group’s new source for cameras, lighting, grip, and other production and post-production gear will be located at Muskoka North Film Studios. (Toronto--September 18, 2014) The SIM Group, a leading Canadian supplier of technology to the film and television industry, is opening a new location in Northern Ontario.
Reel FX Hits 4.5 Million Render Jobs Using PipelineFX’s Qube! giovedě, 18 Settembre 2014 - 09:55 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Leading Render Farm Management Software for VFX Currently at Work on New Guillermo Del Toro Production, “The Book of Life” (Los Angeles, California--September 18, 2014) The tools that last are the ones that can roll with the punches. For Dallas, TX and Santa Monica’s Reel FX, one tool has helped them manage 4.5 million render jobs in the most efficient way possible. Now in its 11th year of use, PipelineFX’s Qube! plays the guardian role for a production queue riding high on the success of “Free Birds” and the impending release of the new Guillermo Del Toro-produced feature with 20th Century Fox, “The Book of Life.”
cinec 2014 - International Trade Fair for Cine Equipment and Technology, which will take place in Munich, Germany, from 21 - 23 September 2014 giovedě, 18 Settembre 2014 - 08:54 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (München--September 18, 2014) When images on the big screen take one’s breath away, it is often partly due to the technology which is behind the screen, and often “Made in Germany”. Every two years filmmakers and technicians meet in Munich for one of the most important Trade Fairs of the industry, cinec which honors the most outstanding innovations in the area of film production. Admittedly, comparatively few people have heard about the “Tech”-Oscars compared to the famous Hollywood ceremony but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science have been presenting awards for technical developments in the movie business since 1931 – just two years less than those “other” Oscars.
TFO Toronto chooses Mediaproxy LogServer giovedě, 18 Settembre 2014 - 08:52 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow New SDI based system to provide regulatory compliance (Melbourne, Australia--September 18, 2014) Mediaproxy announces that TFO has chosen LogServer for its next generation compliance logging and monitoring platform at its Toronto based facility.
ABS Strengthens Operations Team with New Hires giovedě, 18 Settembre 2014 - 08:51 PM - 4 Months, 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (SeaTac, Washington--September 18, 2014) Professional video and audio systems integration firm Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) today announced Mindy Siegel Baggett has been hired as director of operations, effective May 27. She is the latest hire in an ongoing effort this year to improve company operations. Natalie Hoffman joined accounts receivable and payable in January, while David McKillip was added in May to manage warehouse and logistics. A former assistant public school principal, Baggett has built her new career around sales and marketing management. Most recently, she spent three years as the director of patient acquisition for Contemporary Dentistry, where she increased revenue by creating and implementing new policies and procedures. She has also served as director of sales for Supercoups, account executive for Troxell Communications, and educational specialist for Odysseyware.