STS-GRIOT Gets Organized with Facilis TerraBlock SAN martedě, 14 Maggio 2013 - 11:46 PM - 5 giorni, 18 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Michigan, United States--May 14, 2013) Michigan-based creative editorial boutique STS-GRIOT offers clients a complete post-production experience – delivering rough cuts, finishing, motion graphics, compositing, color grading, sound design and more. Award-winning editors at the mid-size studio collaborate with local and national ad agencies to deliver TV and web spots for high-profile companies such as Toyota, Ford, Chevy, Comcast and the US Navy. Earlier this year, Burrell Communications enlisted STS-GRIOT ’s services for a new Toyota campaign involving several different vehicles. In anticipation of such a large project, Owner/Editor Terry King and Operations Manager Greg Gabry opted to invest in a Facilis TerraBlock 24D shared storage system to streamline media organization across the facility and enhance collaboration.
EditShare Ships Field 2 Portable Shared Storage martedě, 14 Maggio 2013 - 11:42 PM - 5 giorni, 18 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Next-generation shared storage platform integrates media asset management in a portable form factor for on-the-move tapeless productions (Boston, Massachusetts--May 14, 2013) EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today the availability of Field 2, its next-generation portable shared storage solution with integrated asset management. The turnkey platform includes file ingest, advanced project sharing/bin locking, and archiving capabilities in an all-in-one, high-performance and rugged chassis. Ideal for on-location shoots, ENG trucks and remote offices, the new Field 2 is durable, light and compact, meeting the most stringent airline carry-on regulations.
SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab Are Key to Rolling Out Red Carpet for Cannes Film Festival 2013 martedě, 14 Maggio 2013 - 11:32 PM - 5 giorni, 18 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow ASSIMILATE Congratulates SCRATCH Artists on Festival de Cannes 2013 Entries (Santa Clara, California--May 14, 2013) At the 66th Festival de Cannes, May 15 - 26, several films on the competition roster have been created by filmmakers whose post-production companies used ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH® DI software in their digital workflows for conform, color grading, and finishing, and/or SCRATCH Lab® for their production dailies or VFX reviews. The Cannes Film Festival is the world’s premier showcase for independent and international filmmakers. (http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en.html)
Avid Speeding Into The May Editors’ Lounge With Accelerated Workflows martedě, 14 Maggio 2013 - 09:58 PM - 5 giorni, 19 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Attendees will have the chance to get an up-close look at all the new features and latest gear from Avid (Burbank, California--May 14, 2013) Whether you attended NAB this year, or couldn’t make it, you won’t want to miss this month’s Editors’ Lounge where attendees will have the chance to get an up-close look at all the new features and latest gear from Avid. Product designers and managers of Media Composer and Sphere are coming from the Massachusetts office to give demonstrations throughout the evening and will be available to answer questions. Special date for the event will be Friday, May 17 at AlphaDogs Post Production 1612 W. Olive Ave, Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91506 beginning at 6:30 pm. RSVP is required to attend the event.
DPA Microphones Rises to the Challenges of the Jungle lunedě, 13 Maggio 2013 - 11:05 PM - 6 giorni, 18 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Professor David Monacchi relies on his DPA 4060 Miniature Microphones to record binaural soundscapes in some of the world’s most remote rainforests (Pesaro, Italy--May 13, 2013) Researcher and eco-acoustic composer David Monacchi has been using DPA Microphones’ 4060 Miniature Microphones to capture the sounds of the rainforest as part of his long-term environmental sound-art project entitled Fragments of Extinction. Monacchi, who is Professor of Electroacoustic Music at the Conservatorio G.Rossini in Pesaro, Italy, is collaborating with various institutions on this project, which involves travelling to some of the world’s most remote areas of intact rainforest to record complex soundscape portraits.
Technicolor – PostWorks’ Tim Stipan Applies the Finishing Touch to Indie Drama “Disconnect” lunedě, 13 Maggio 2013 - 10:55 PM - 6 giorni, 18 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (New York, United States--May 13, 2013) "Disconnect", the new drama from LD Entertainment and director Henry Alex Rubin, weaves three loosely related narrative lines, each of which relates to the internet and the way it is affecting human relationships. The protagonists of its three plot lines include a TV news reporter investigating porn chat sites, a lawyer whose 15-year-old son is victimized by his skater buddies, and an interracial couple who turn to on-line grief consoling to cope with the death of their baby. Post-production was completed at Technicolor – PostWorks in New York, where the work ran the gamut from dailies processing through DI Colorist Tim Stipan (Moonrise Kingdom, Black Swan) applied the final grade, working alongside Rubin and cinematographer Ken Seng.
Tiffen Photo fx Ultra Wins a Highly Coveted TIPA Award lunedě, 13 Maggio 2013 - 09:19 PM - 6 giorni, 20 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow The Technical Image Press Association names the Tiffen Company’s photo editing app for the iPad the Best Mobile Photo App of 2013 (Hauppauge, New York--May 13, 2013) The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer and distributor of award-winning accessories for the still imaging, video, motion picture and broadcast markets, announced its iPad app, Tiffen Photo fx Ultra v5, has been named “Best Mobile Photo App of 2013” by the prestigious Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). According to the TIPA website, editors of the member-magazines (full list can be found here) evaluate products introduced to the market in the past 12 months and base judgments on “innovation, the use of leading-edge technology, design and ergonomics, ease-of-use, as well as price/performance ratio.”
HIFI Project Provides Music & Sound Design For Visually Compelling Starz Re-Brand Campaign lunedě, 13 Maggio 2013 - 09:08 PM - 6 giorni, 20 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Los Angeles & Minneapolis, United States--May 13, 2013) Collaborating with ad agency Fallon, HiFi Project is the creative force behind the music and sound design for the new, visually compelling re-brand for cable network STARZ. According to HiFi Creative Director/Composer Paul Robb, this was the most extensive sonic branding campaign to date for the company, which is better known for working on commercial and advertising campaigns such as new spots for Gap, Jaguar, and Chevy. To view the new STARZ re-brand, go here: http://postspots.com/d/j/fd33ca30f4
Shotgun Releases Complete UI Overhaul with Artist-Friendly Shotgun 5.0 lunedě, 13 Maggio 2013 - 08:24 PM - 6 giorni, 21 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Simplified Access to Essential Tasks and Updates on Top of Powerful Project Management, Review and Asset Tracking Toolset (Venice, California--May 13, 2013) Shotgun Software, developer of Shotgun, the leading production management system designed for the visual effects, animation and game industries, today released a complete product overhaul with Shotgun Version 5.0. Shotgun encompasses production tracking, scheduling, review and approval, helping modern production pipelines run as efficiently as possible--but now includes a new UI and toolset designed specifically for artists and supervisors. Shotgun 5.0 also adds new tools for task tracking, review and approval, collaboration and search, and is still priced at $49.00 USD per seat, per month.
Netflix Brings Great Disney Films to Members in the UK and Ireland lunedě, 13 Maggio 2013 - 08:16 PM - 6 giorni, 21 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Beverly Hills, California--May 13, 2013) Netflix, the world's largest Internet television network, is bringing a wide range of great live-action and animated films from The Walt Disney Company to its members in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Starting now, Disney and Disney•Pixar favourites including Ratatouille, Wall-E, The Chronicles of Narnia,and Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, as well as Disney classics like Dumbo and The Aristocats , are available to watch instantly, whenever and however members want.
TSD Video To Represent Hybrid’s Virtual Studio And Robotic Camera Solutions In Canada lunedě, 13 Maggio 2013 - 07:24 PM - 6 giorni, 22 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow TSD and Hybrid Sign Dealer Agreement to Expand Virtual Studio Business Across Canada (Montrouge, France--May 13, 2013) Hybrid, a leading provider of real-time graphics and robotic camera systems, has entered into a dealer agreement with TSD Video—a leading systems integrator/reseller with offices in Montreal, Toronto, and Nova Scotia—to market Hybrid virtual studios and robotic camera products throughout Canada. The two companies signed the deal during the 2013 NAB Show last month in Las Vegas.
Zylight Demos New F8 LED Fresnel at 2013 Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles lunedě, 13 Maggio 2013 - 07:18 PM - 6 giorni, 22 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Los Angeles, California--May 13, 2013) Zylight, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting solutions, will demonstrate its new F8 LED Fresnel at 2013 Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles (Booth 325), which runs May 31 – June 2 in Hollywood, Calif. Available in tungsten (3200K) or daylight (5600K) versions, the compact lighting instrument collapses to less than four inches thick for easy transport and storage. Equipped with an eight-inch SCHOTT glass lens, the fully dimmable F8 maintains single shadow traditional Fresnel beam shaping, and offers a patented focusing system for spot and flood operations. Its beam spread is adjustable between 16-70 degrees for even coverage for widescreen productions. Like other Zylight models, the F8 is equipped with ZyLink wireless technology, which makes it easy to link multiple Zylights for simultaneous remote control.
mocha AE and mocha Pro v3.2 Public Beta Announcement venerdě, 10 Maggio 2013 - 11:00 PM - 1 , 2 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Release News: mocha v3.2 public beta (New York, United States--May 10, 2013) Today we are happy to be releasing a public beta version of mocha Pro and mocha AE v3.2. This new point release includes significant features and fixes for all users.
Australian News Channel expands and connects workflows with Quantel venerdě, 10 Maggio 2013 - 08:40 PM - 1 , 2 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Top Australian broadcaster upgrades Enterprise sQ and adds QTube (Newbury, United Kingdom--May 10, 2013) Australian News Channel (ANC) has purchased a major upgrade for its Quantel Enterprise sQ fast-turnaround production system, adding the latest V5 software and Quantel’s connected workflow technology, QTube. The upgrade expands ANC’s current Quantel system, adding a host of new editing, workflow and management facilities enabling ANC to enhance and expand its services which include SKY NEWS National, SKY NEWS Business, SKY NEWS Weather, SKY NEWS New Zealand and A-PAC Australia’s Public Affairs Channel.
“Lawrence of Arabia,” Digitally Restored with Help from MTI Film, Wins FOCAL International Award giovedě, 09 Maggio 2013 - 11:08 PM - 1 , 3 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Hollywood, California--May 9, 2013) The new 50th Anniversary Directors Cut of "Lawrence of Arabia", which underwent digital film restoration processing at MTI Film, was awarded Best Archive Restoration/Preservation Title at the tenth FOCAL International Awards in London. The film was restored in 4K under the direction of Sony Pictures Entertainment EVP of Asset Management, Film Restoration and Digital Mastering Grover Crisp. David Lean’s 1962 masterpiece, Lawrence of Arabia is widely considered one of the greatest films of all time. Prior to its 50th anniversary release by Sony Pictures last year, the film went through a meticulous restoration and re-mastering in 4K.
Waters Chooses K-Tek Boom for "House Hunters" giovedě, 09 Maggio 2013 - 11:00 PM - 1 , 3 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Vista, California--May 9, 2013) Grant Waters is the sound mixer on HGTV ‘s “House Hunters,” a reality show that follows a pair of home shoppers and a real estate agent into houses for sale. He says the production relies heavily on sound from his boom when the show is being mixed. “They’re doing a two camera show with one camera, and a lot of times they’re putting the audio stream on the camera, so we have just two channels for all the audio. I use the boom on most of the stuff on the right channel, and that’s the sound they use most of the time. A big challenge is when is the boom going to be used and not going to be used.”
Sorenson Media Hires Action Sports & Digital Marketing Veteran Dan Maiman as New Director of Marketing giovedě, 09 Maggio 2013 - 10:57 PM - 1 , 3 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Sorenson Media has announced that it has hired action sports and digital marketing specialist Dan Maiman as its new director of marketing. (San Diego, California--May 9, 2013) Maiman is a highly accomplished marketer, with nearly 15 years of experience in driving strategic brand development and growth, project management and digital media initiatives. Initially tagged by Sorenson Media to direct strategy and implement measures for the marketing campaign surrounding the recently released Sorenson Squeeze 9, Maiman will now oversee all aspects of marketing, creative and branding for the company and its industry-leading video encoding solutions. In his new role, he will be responsible for overall strategy, creative direction, content creation, production, advertising, digital and direct marketing.
Avid Continues Leadership in Education with Support of European Launch of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus giovedě, 09 Maggio 2013 - 09:41 PM - 1 , 3 giorni ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Yoko Ono Lennon unveils ‘recording studio in a bus’ today in Liverpool, aimed at enabling students to produce hands-on music, audio and video projects (Burlington, Massachusetts--May 9, 2013) Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced its continued partnership with the non-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus by supporting the new mobile recording studio on its debut European tour. Yoko Ono Lennon will unveil the European bus today in Liverpool, before the tour kicks off in London in June. She is co-founder of the project, which is dedicated to providing the young people of Europe with free hands-on access to state-of-the-art studios as a way of inspiring them to create original projects reflective of their ideas, values, and creativity.