The TV Event of the Summer: After 25 Years and All 70 Poirot Adaptations, David Suchet's Iconic Portrayal Comes to End lunedý, 14 Aprile 2014 - 07:51 PM - 3 giorni, 1 Hour ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Agatha Christie's Poirot Series Finale Only on Acorn TV - The Premier British TV Streaming Service will Exclusively Debut The Final Three Mysteries, Including "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case" (Silver Springs, Maryland--April 14, 2014) With the summer 2014 premiere of the final episodes, David Suchet will have completed the unsurpassed feat of portraying Agatha Christie's beloved detective Hercule Poirot in all 70 Poirot stories. For the last 25 years, David Suchet has been synonymous with the brilliant Belgian detective and recently received Royal Television Society's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on Poirot. RLJ Entertainment (Nasdaq:RLJE) is excited to announce the exclusive premiere of Agatha Christie's Poirot's final three feature-length mysteries, including "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case," on Acorn TV, the first streaming service focused on the best of British TV in North America.
Mr. Wolf Sets Up Shop in Santa Monica lunedý, 14 Aprile 2014 - 07:19 PM - 3 giorni, 1 Hour ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Formerly Known as 1.1 VFX, the Expanding Visual Effects and Post Boutique has Found a New Home at Bully Pictures. (Santa Monica, California--April 14, 2014) Creative directors Danny Yoon and Duy Nguyen, and executive producer Mike Pryor have renamed their boutique visual effects and post production company and moved it into new digs in Santa Monica. Formerly known as 1.1 VFX, the company will now operate as Mr. Wolf and work out of new headquarters located within the offices of commercial production company Bully Pictures. The new space includes a bevy of resources for visual effects, compositing, editorial finishing and digital color correction, as well as room for further expansion.
Grass Valley Joins with Marquis Broadcast to Enhance GV STRATUS Capabilities lunedý, 14 Aprile 2014 - 07:08 PM - 3 giorni, 2 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Combined Technologies Facilitate Quick and Easy File Transfer for Customers (Montreal, Canada--April 14, 2014) As part of its ongoing commitment to open standards architecture, Grass Valley, A Belden Brand, today announced a partnership with UK-based Marquis Broadcast to expand the functionality and capability of its GV STRATUS Nonlinear Media Production toolset and the K2 Summit media server. Grass Valley will incorporate Marquis’ MEWS API services to enable the quick and easy exchange of files between GV STRATUS and Avid solutions, as well as other third-party products. Marquis’ technology will also be used to enable the interoperability with other products requiring OP Atom file creation and additional file transfer types.
MochaImport+ for NUKE Bridges Complex VFX Pipelines lunedý, 14 Aprile 2014 - 05:33 PM - 3 giorni, 3 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow New VFX Utility Provides Tight Integration Between NUKE’s Node-Based Workflow and Mocha Pro, Connecting High-End 3D and Stereo Compositing with Groundbreaking Planar Tracking (Guildford, United Kingdom--April 14, 2014) Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, and mamoworld, innovative developer of motion graphics and VFX software, today announced the release of MochaImport+ for NUKE. The newest VFX utility application to come out of the long-standing partnership between Imagineer Systems and mamoworld, MochaImport+ for NUKE bridges data flow between NUKE and mocha Pro, allowing visual effects artists to work seamlessly on complex compositing and tracking projects using their “go to” visual effects applications.
Troika Hires Creative Director Seton Kim lunedý, 14 Aprile 2014 - 05:17 PM - 3 giorni, 3 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Emmy Award Winner Joins Branding Agency to Lead Creative for Entertainment & Sports Client Roster (Hollywood, California--April 14, 2014) Entertainment & marketing innovations agency Troika announces the hire of two-time Emmy Award-winning Creative Director Seton Kim. Kim brings over 20-year experience to Troika’s esteemed roster of Creative Directors, now a team of five that brings complimentary skillsets to the agency, including entertainment, sports, brand strategy and marketing innovations.
Gentleman Scholar Launches New Website, Welcomes Tim Hayward as CG Supervisor lunedý, 14 Aprile 2014 - 05:57 AM - 3 giorni, 15 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Los Angeles, California--April 14, 2014) Gentleman Scholar is excited to announce their continued upward trajectory as they launch their new website full of new content, new work, and some new additions to the team. With this dynamic new site and layout, the team at Gentleman Scholar offers a further glimpse into their working process, presenting mini case-studies with a variety of media and behind-the-scenes elements. Further emphasizing the company’s diverse breadth of talent and wide array of design and animation work, the extra features add a personal touch to the collection of content and work. Within the framework of the site are new showcases of the accomplished artists and talent-focused Scholars, as well as a deep, multilayered blog and a “Journal” section that offers insight into the culture that makes up so much of Gentleman Scholar.
Backyard’s Pritts And Top Flite Give Golfers The Balls To ‘Go For It’ lunedý, 14 Aprile 2014 - 05:22 AM - 3 giorni, 15 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Los Angeles, California--April 14, 2014) Venice, CA-based Backyard director Rob Pritts drives it home in a cheeky new campaign for Top Flite and Dick’s Sporting Goods from Rochester NY-based advertising agency Martino Flynn. The two spot campaign features defeated golfers in various situations in need of a ball upgrade. It isn’t until a beautiful female golf attendant arrives with a cart full of Top Flites that they are rescued from their “nasty old balls." Click HERE to see the ads. Click HERE to see the ads on YouTube.
Oklahoma Filmmaker Wins MōVI M5 Stabilizer in Shutterstock Drawing lunedý, 14 Aprile 2014 - 02:35 AM - 3 giorni, 18 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Las Vegas, Nevada--April 13, 2014) Adam Smith, co-owner of Duncan, Oklahoma based video production company Smith Pixels, was the big winner at the Shutterstock-hosted Wednesday afternoon drawing at NAB 2014. Shutterstock, a fast growing stock footage company, gave a series of in-booth seminars at its exhibit in the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Freefly Systems gave away one of its MōVI™ M5s, a three axis digital stabilizer designed to capture incredibly stable footage on a variety of shooting platforms. The M5 was designed for cameras including the Canon 5D, Nikon D800, Panasonic GH4 and the Blackmagic Designs Pocket Cinema Camera.
SMPTE® Extends Access to Society Resources With Launch of Mobile App venerdý, 11 Aprile 2014 - 05:52 PM - 6 giorni, 3 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Free App Provides Direct Access to SMPTE's Membership, Education, and Standards Resources on Smart Devices (White Plains, New York--April 11, 2014) The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the release of its new mobile application for use with iOS, Android, and Web-based operating systems.
World Premiere of "UFOTOG" to Headline Seattle Cinerama's Science Fiction Festival venerdý, 11 Aprile 2014 - 12:55 AM - 6 giorni, 20 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Special effects legend Douglas Trumbull Presents Premiere of "UFOTOG" at Cinerama, Along With Dozens Of Science Fiction Classics And Attendance Of Celebrity Guests (Seattle, Washington--April 10, 2014) Paul G. Allen's iconic Seattle Cinerama Theater announces its second annual Science Fiction Festival, running from May 1-12, with 12 days of special programming. The festival will be highlighted by the world premiere of Douglas Trumbull's short film, "UFOTOG," along with screening of over three dozen of the genre's most beloved movies and celebrity appearances by Jonathan Frakes, Tom Skerritt, and Sam J. Jones.
Vitec Videocom Announces Intention to Acquire Autocue giovedý, 10 Aprile 2014 - 10:31 PM - 6 giorni, 22 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom--April 10, 2014) As part of an ongoing strategic program to deliver improved service, support and experience to its customers worldwide, along with innovative products, Vitec Videocom, a division of the Vitec Group plc, has reached a conditional agreement to acquire Autocue. Autocue, established in 1955 and a provider of a broad range of teleprompting hardware and software products, will complement Vitec Videocom ’s portfolio of products for the broadcast, pro-videography, corporate and public sectors. The acquisition will help to ensure that customers receive a broader range of technologies and solutions that address the entire spectrum of requirements for studio and outside broadcast applications in terms of size and functionality.
Sonzero Directs Modern Family’s Julie Bowen in Oscar Spot giovedý, 10 Aprile 2014 - 10:27 PM - 6 giorni, 22 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Top Celebrity Director Jim Sonzero’s Latest Neutrogena Spot Starring Julie Bowen Debuted During the Academy Awards. (Los Angeles, California--April 10, 2014) Jim Sonzero of Sonzero Films, Los Angeles, has directed a new ad for Neutrogena starring Modern Family’s Julie Bowen. Conceived by New York agency Roberts + Langer DDB, the spot, which debuted during this year’s Academy Awards broadcast, presents Bowen in stunning close ups against a clean, minimalist environment. This is just the latest in a series of commercials that Sonzero has shot for Neutrogena. Other recent spots have starred Kerry Washington, Bella Thorne and Kristen Bell.
Stardust Employs “Social Filmmaking”for New, 7-Eleven Commercial Campaign giovedý, 10 Aprile 2014 - 09:33 PM - 6 giorni, 23 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Santa Monica, & New York--April 10, 2014) The creative team at Stardust has just completed an innovative commercial campaign for 7-Eleven, featuring the iconic Slurpee. Created primarily for broadcast, the campaign is a Social Media-inspired collage of stills, video, and stop-motion sequences that capture the spirit of a “Slurpee Summer.” To view the new 7-Eleven campaign: http://stardust.tv/projects/7-eleven-slurpee/
FXHOME Announces HitFilm Plugins for After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Vegas and Motion giovedý, 10 Aprile 2014 - 09:24 PM - 6 giorni, 23 Hours ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow More than 130 VFX, Compositing, Motion Graphics and Grading Plugins Now Available for the First Time (Norwich, United Kingdom--April 10, 2014) FXHOME has today announced that many of its VFX, compositing, motion graphics and grading effects will soon be available for the first time for After Effects, Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and Motion. The versatile plugins collection from the software developer’s popular HitFilm video editing programme will be launched at the 2014 NAB Show on 7-10 April in Las Vegas.
Chaos Group Spotlights Students and Independent Films at FMX 2014 giovedý, 10 Aprile 2014 - 07:55 PM - 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Industry Pros and Indie Filmmakers Offer Courses on Lighting, Creature Design, and VFX for Films; Presentations from Students on Award-Winning Shorts (Sofia, Bulgaria--April 10, 2014) Chaos Group will be highlighting how V-Ray supports VFX students and indie filmmakers across the globe. Through a series of presentations by both student teams and professional artists, attendees will see how new improvements to V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max and Maya are used on film and animation projects, as well as how students might get a leg up in an increasingly competitive field.
NAB Manios Digital & Film to Debut New and Upgraded Camera Stabilization Systems from Orbiter giovedý, 10 Aprile 2014 - 12:39 AM - 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow The Orbiter 270 3.0 Stadium Allows Camera Operators to Work in Tight Spaces in Sports Venues Without Obstructing Spectator Sightlines; Sharpshooter Captures Rocket Launches and Other Aerial Action. (Burbank, California--April 9, 2014) Manios Digital & Film, one of the country’s leading distributors of high quality products for professional filmmakers, video producers and newsgathering organizations, will showcase a variety of groundbreaking camera stabilization systems from German manufacturer Orbiter at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas. Among them will be the Orbiter 270 3.0 Stadium, a compact camera seat designed for sports stadiums and similar venues, and Orbiter 500 3.0 Spaceshooter, a new, modular, mobile camera seat designed for capturing rocket launches and other events requiring rock solid stabilization and high-speed tracking.
Sound Devices Introduces The ‘970’ its First Dedicated Rack-Mounted Audio Solution at The 2014 NAB SHOW mercoledý, 09 Aprile 2014 - 11:24 PM - 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow 64-Track Dante and MADI-Equipped Multi-Track Audio Recorder Makes Industry Debut (Las Vegas, Nevada--April 9, 2014) Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces 970, its first-ever dedicated audio-only rack-mounted solution, which boasts an impressive 64 channels of Dante and MADI, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). The half-rack, 2U device simplifies any application requiring high-quality, high-track-count audio recording, including drama and reality production, and live concert recording.
Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders With Introduction Of PIX 270i and PIX 250i AT NAB 2014 mercoledý, 09 Aprile 2014 - 11:22 PM - 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions (Las Vegas, Nevada--April 9, 2014) Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.
High Speed, High Value Central Storage Launches at NAB 2014 (SL5325) mercoledý, 09 Aprile 2014 - 10:44 PM - 1 ago - top stories - 1-CreativeCow Fast Central Storage at a New Low Price Point (London, United Kingdom--April 9, 2014) GB Labs’ new Midi Space 3RU delivers the capacities required by small to medium-sized HD workgroups, delivering fast shared storage at an affordable price. Available in configurations up-to 64TB, Midi 3RU can be expanded with dedicated Midi Space EX units up-to a massive 768TB.