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Peter Dietrich Hits the Bullseye with “Hole Maker” for Snack Food Chipita

Director, represented in the U.S. by A Common Thread, re-teams with Black Cherry for a Western spoof. LOS ANGELES— For a new spot for snack food giant Chipita, director Peter Dietrich created a scene straight out of a classic Western. A clean-cut stranger walks into a bar and engages in a test of marksmanship with a surly tough guy. The ...

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MTI Film Provides Some Spark for Indie Thriller “How the Light Gets In”

Colorist Tanner Buschman helps Director Steven Fierberg capture the grit and glory of New York. HOLLYWOOD— MTI film recently provided a package of post-production services for How the Light Gets In, a cerebral crime drama about a New York City detective, under investigation for his involvement in a suspicious shooting.  The independent film marks the feature directorial debut for Steven ...

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MPSE April Sound Event to Highlight Real-Time Vocal Processing

HOLLYWOOD—The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will explore new technologies for vocal processing in the latest in its series of Sound Advice events, set for April 26th at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City. Matthew Collings, general manager of Edinburgh, Scotland-based Krotos Audio will describe innovative sound design tools his company has developed, including Dehumanizer, a vocal processor, and Reformer ...

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GPL Technologies Names Rob Di Figlia to Lead New Software Services Initiative

Former Autodesk exec will focus on building production pipelines “flexible enough to run anywhere.” LOS ANGELES— GPL Technologies, a leading technologies solutions provider to the media and entertainment industry, has appointed Rob Di Figlia to the newly-created post of Vice President of Software Services. A former executive with Autodesk, Di Figlia will work with enterprise-level clients in integrating software solutions ...

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SMPTE Hollywood Section to Tour PHI Stoa Film and Television Archive

LOS ANGELES —  On Saturday, April 21, the Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, will be guests of the Packard Humanities Institute and the UCLA Film and Television Archive for tours of the organizations’ PHI Stoa in Santa Clarita, California. Opened in 2016, the PFI Stoa is the ...

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Eli Green Directs Campaign Touting Luxury-for-Less Air Travel with JetSuiteX

LOS ANGELES— A Common Thread’s Eli Green has directed a new campaign for boutique airline JetSuiteX that has accomplished the seemingly impossible task of making flying fun. Conceived by Sacramento agency MeringCarson, the spots tout the benefits of JetSuiteX, which offers a private jet experience at low cost. One spot shows happy travelers arriving at the airport a mere 25 ...

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MTI Film to Introduce DRS™NOVA v4 at NAB

Latest version of digital restoration software includes tools for frame replacement, stabilization, paint and more. HOLLYWOOD— MTI Film will introduce the latest version of its industry-standard digital restoration software DRS™NOVA at NAB 2018. Employed by restoration specialists and post-production facilities worldwide, DRS™NOVA includes a suite of automated and manual tools for addressing problems common to new and archival film content, ...

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Sound Lounge Goes to War with PlayStation and BBH, New York

Rob DiFondi mixes a unique projection mapping experience supporting the April launch of “God of War.” NEW YORK—Sound Lounge delivered the final mix for a first-of-its kind projection mapping experience that transformed the Golden State Warriors’ basketball court into a battlefield as part of campaign for the PlayStation game God of War, which debuts later this month. Conceived by New ...

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Eli Green Tackles an Awkward Subject in Spot for Donate Life Ohio

LOS ANGELES— A dad’s “important talk” with his teenage daughter takes an unexpected turn in a new spot directed by A Common Thread’s Eli Green for Donate Life Ohio. In the ad, conceived by Fahlgren Mortine, a man pops into his daughter’s bedroom and begins talking animatedly about what sounds like the facts of life. “I want you to be ...

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MTI Film to Launch CORTEX v5 at NAB

Set to screen workflow solution includes new features for IMF and Dolby Vision packaging, QC and more. HOLLYWOOD— At NAB Show 2018, MTI Film will introduce CORTEX v5, the latest version of its set-to-screen family of workflow solutions.  In addition to the powerful Dailies processing tools, the improved software includes significant, new features for IMF, DCP, and Dolby Vision packaging.  ...

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Vocas to Showcase New Multifunction Shoulder Rig and Other Accessories at NAB 2018

HILVERSUM, The Netherlands—Vocas Systems, European manufacturer of innovative, professional-calibre camera accessories, will introduce a range of new products at NAB 2018, including accessories designed for the Sony Venice, the Panasonic AU-EVA 1 and other new cameras. In addition, the company will showcase a new follow focus, a new matte box support with shoulder pad and a redesign of the popular ...

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axle ai Hub launches at NAB

$3,995 appliance integrates face and object recognition, media management and low-res proxy collaboration. Las Vegas – axle ai, the leader in radically simple video search (NAB booth SL15116), is introducing a compact network appliance, the axle ai Hub, designed to solve the critical problem of finding video content in creative environments. In recent years, storage for video has been booming; ...

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Dimenco to Introduce Plans for Simulated Reality (SR) during NAB 2018

Proof-of-concept demonstration will highlight plans for immersive simulations that can be experienced without wearables, head-mounted displays or glasses. VELDHOVEN, The Netherlands—Dimenco, an international pioneer in display technologies, today announces that it will be conducting proof-of-concept demonstrations for a first-of-its-kind Simulated Reality (SR) display system during the 2018 NAB Show next week in Las Vegas. The demonstration will showcase technologies currently ...

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axle ai launches axle 2018 for Quantum’s StorNext- powered Xcellis storage

Radically simple video tag-search-share solution available as an embedded application within Xcellis Portland, Oregon – axle ai, the leader in software that radically simplifies tagging, searching, and sharing video, announced availability of its axle 2018 software for Quantum’s StorNext- powered Xcellis Scale-Out NAS and Xcellis Foundation storage solutions. The software runs directly on Quantum storage systems and unlike other versions ...

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Sheldon Candis Directs Marsha Ambrosius for Lincoln’s “First Listen” Series

LOS ANGELES— British singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius offers a sneak preview of her new song Just Like Old Times, in a new short film directed by A Common Thread’s Sheldon Candis for Lincoln’s First Listen series. The R&B star sings portions of the song and chats with XM Satellite host Dion Summers while riding in a Lincoln Continental on a secluded ...

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Fortium to Showcase Latest Post Production and GDPR Security Solutions at NAB 2018

Demonstrations to include new encryption-on-the-fly and smart folder authentication features for video and personal data encryption-at-rest solutions. Los Angeles— Fortium, leading provider of digital content protection solutions for film, television and broadcast, will demonstrate the latest features of its MediaSeal encryption ‘at-rest’ and ‘in-use’ solution at NAB 2018, April 7-12, in Las Vegas. Demonstrations will show how MediaSeal protects sensitive ...

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