Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Matt Egan, Filmworkers Celebrate “Modern. Southern. Music.” with Hayden Panettiere and Belk

CHICAGO—Matt Egan has directed Nashville star Hayden Panettiere in a new ad for Belk that is part of the fashion brand’s “Modern. Southern. Music.” campaign. Filmworkers provided post production services for the glamorous commercial, produced by Coin-Operated Films, which captures the actress arriving on location at the newly-renovated Country Music Hall of Fame for an evening shoot.



The spot evokes the Southern lifestyle and Nashville’s connection to country music, new and old, with plenty of panache. Egan took advantage of the ebullient architecture that has recently sprung up in the city’s downtown, including the sprawling Music City Center, to create spectacular nighttime vistas. “We wanted to capitalize on Hayden’s star power through a day-in-the-life story that has a dreamlike feel,” says Egan.

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Vitamin Creates an Ice Kingdom for Coors Light

Hybrid production studio travels inside the design of new “special edition” cans in new campaign from CommonGround.

CHICAGO— Vitamin Pictures transports viewers into worlds populated by tumbling glaciers and freezing liquid in two new, fully-animated spots for Coors Light.

Conceived by Chicago agency Commonground, the commercials introduce artist-designed special edition cans available for a limited time.

The first spot, Crevice, opens with the camera traveling at hyper speed through an enormous ice canyon. A fissure opens and icy boulders begin to fall from the sky. The camera pulls back to reveal that the frozen landscape is actually the surface of the new 12-oz aluminum “Shatter” pint.

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Designer/Animator Erik Edmondson Joins Filmworkers Nashville

NASHVILLE— Award-winning motion graphics designer and animator Erik Edmondson has joined the creative team at Filmworkers, Nashville. The arrival of Edmondson, whose work spans commercials, broadcast design, title treatments and graphics, will allow Filmworkers to expand its menu of services, adding design and animation to its core post production offerings, which include editing, color correction, visual effects and editorial finishing.

Edmondson has already completed several projects for Filmworkers, including three fully-animated commercials for the Tennessee Lottery and Nashville agency The Buntin Group. He also contributed to a commercial for Alameda Health System and produced type animation for HealthSpring.

Monday, April 28, 2014

“I, Frankenstein”: Rising Sun Pictures Helps Bring Back the Dead

ADELAIDE, South Australia-In Lakeshore Entertainment’s I, Frankenstein director Stuart Beattie offers a darkly cerebral tale in which the monster of the Mary Shelley novel (here named Adam and played by Aaron Eckhart) has survived to modern day and become embroiled in a deadly confrontation between an assortment of grisly gargoyles and demons.

Working under the supervision of James McQuaide, the film’s visual effects supervisor and one of its executive producers, Rising Sun Pictures produced several dozen visual effects shots for I, Frankenstein. The studio’s team created intricate environmental effects and matte paintings used to establish several of the film’s dark and brooding settings. Artists also conjured up effects for what became known as the “stasis chamber,” a devilish, quasi-scientific machine used to “reanimate” life.

@midnight Shoots @Hollywood Center Studios

Comedy Central’s hit show combines a historic shooting space with high tech production wizardry to deliver laughs on a daily basis.

Hollywood— Hollywood Center Studios is currently providing stage and production facilities for @midnight, the hit talk show/game show hybrid hosted by Chris Hardwick and produced by Funny Or Die for Comedy Central.

The show, which airs Monday throughThursday on Comedy Central, is shot before a live audience on Hollywood Center Studios’ historic Stage 2 and Stage 2A. (Stage 2 is where I Love Lucy was originally shot). More than thirty 30-minute episodes have been produced on the lot to date with 70 more planned for the show’s first season. Hollywood Center is also providing office space for production and post production staff.


“Homeland” Director David Semel Joins Accomplice Media for Advertising Assignments

Los Angeles—Director David Semel, whose television credits include Homeland, American Horror Story and House M.D. and Person of Interest with JJ Abrams has signed with Santa Monica-based Accomplice Media for representation in commercials. It’s the first time Semel has pursued work in advertising. A two-time Emmy nominee, Semel most recently directed the CBS pilot, Madame Secretary, starring Tea Leoni.

Semel has long been interested in directing commercials and says the advent of long-form narrative-driven advertising content has created a demand for his skill set. “I’ve always been enamored with commercial media because it’s aggressive, forward-thinking and visually arresting,” he explains. “I also like the brevity and economy in storytelling.”

David Semel

2G Digital Adds Julie Currin to Lead Business Development

BURBANK—Digital supply chain specialist 2G Digital has hired veteran post production executive Julie Currin as Vice President of Business Development. Currin brings more than 15 years of experience in film and television post production, including senior sales and marketing posts with Deluxe, Prime Focus and Laser Pacific Media. In her new role, she will develop new markets for 2G Digital’s services and promote new lines of business.

Currin’s arrival is part of a broader expansion effort and follows 2G’s recent launch of operations in New York through a strategic partnership with the post production facility DuArt. “This is a very exciting time for 2G Digital,” said Stephen Buchsbaum, the company’s Chief Operating Officer. “Julie will help us take advantage of some of the new opportunities resulting from our recent expansion to the New York market and our growth in Burbank. She is a true professional with the experience and customer relationship skills to meet our clients’ needs.”

Friday, April 25, 2014

Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, Collaborates with Tribeca Filmmakers

NEW YORK—Continuing its longstanding support for independent films, Technicolor-PostWorks,New York, provided final post production services for several films screening at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The films are competing in feature, documentary and short categories.

Sam Daley performed final color grading for About Alex, a comedy-drama from first time writer-director Jesse Zwick. Daley also graded Ballet 422¸ the latest documentary from Jody Lee Lipes (NY Export: Opus Jazz) about 26-year-old choreographer Justin Peck’s work with the New York City Ballet.

"About Alex"

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sci-fi Epic “Valiant” to Premiere at Newport Beach Film Festival

LOS ANGELES—Valiant, a swashbuckling sci-fi thriller about a trio of fugitive air pirates, will make its world theatrical premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 28th. Directed by Robin Phillips and starring Gil Darnell, Jason Hice and Andrew Varenhorst, the 23-minute film, shot and finished in  4K and featuring more than 130 visual effects shots, is the precursor to a planned feature-length epic in the spirit of Star Wars and Indiana Jones.



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Madheart Signs Emerging Commercial Director Joshua Traywick

LOS ANGELES—Madheart has signed director Joshua Traywick for exclusive national representation. The agreement marks Traywick’s first formal affiliation with a commercial production company. The director’s latest work, a Mother’s Day ad for Hallmark, breaks nationally this month.
Madheart executive producer Lisa Phillips praised Traywick as a natural storyteller whose skills show a maturity and polish rare in a young director. “Joshua’s talent is obvious,” Phillips says. “His work is genuine and shows a deep empathy for his characters that is very powerful.”
“I am also impressed with his ability to work with major brands and develop content that is strategically on point without feeling contrived,” Phillips adds. “He has great potential.”
Joshua Traywick

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2G Digital, Burbank, and DuArt, New York, Form Strategic Partnership

Post facilities to work cooperatively to deliver digital supply chain and traditional post services to clients nationwide.

BURBANK—2G Digital, a Burbank post production facility specializing in digital supply chain services, and DuArt, a New York facility offering comprehensive post production services for video, digital media and film, have entered into a strategic partnership that will allow both companies to expand their geographic reach and add new services.

Stephen Buchsbaum
Under the agreement, the two companies will work cooperatively to service each other’s clients. 2G Digital clients on the East Coast will now be able to deliver media to DuArt for encoding and distribution to VOD/EST portals such as iTunes, Amazon and Netflix. DuArt, meanwhile, will now be able to provide file-based delivery services to its clients with 2G Digital acting as its fulfillment arm. Additionally, 2G Digital clients will gain access to a variety of other post production services offered by DuArt, including editorial, color correction and audio. The companies have established a direct, dedicated, high speed data link that will facilitate the transfer of media between their two facilities.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mr. Wolf Sets Up Shop in Santa Monica

Formerly known as 1.1 VFX, the expanding visual effects and post boutique has found a new home at Bully Pictures.

SANTA MONICA, CA—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.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sonzero Directs Modern Family’s Julie Bowen in Oscar Spot

Top Celebrity Director Jim Sonzero’s latest Neutrogena spot starring Julie Bowen debuted during the Academy Awards.

LOS ANGELES—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.



Sonzero’s reputation as one of the world’s foremost celebrity directors has made him the preferred choice to direct many of Hollywood’s most famous faces. He is known for his ability to make talent feel comfortable and extract their best possible performances. 

Sonzero’s strong visual signature is also evident in the men’s skincare category – his latest work includes two adrenaline-fueled spots for L’Oreal Men Expert starring actor/martial arts expert, Daniel Wu (shot in Hong Kong) and a spot for Garnier Men and L’Oreal India starring Indian superstar Sushant Singh Rajput.



When it comes to capturing someone's essence, Sonzero is an expert. In every area  - whether it be film or still photography - Sonzero optimizes every aspect of the creative. "It makes the communication more engaging if the celebrity is relaxed and free to be spontaneous,” Sonzero says. “Taking problem/solution copy and transforming it into a meaningful message is a true art in itself. Keeping a playful atmosphere in the ‘sandbox’ allows for nuances and happy accidents. This is that magic X factor that can turn a simple 'girl on a white cyc' spot into a fun intimate moment with a celeb, being themselves, not playing a character. The performance layer is as important, if not more critical, than the visual look of the film.”



Sonzero is a multi-talented director who also works in feature films and is slated to shoot a horror film at the end of 2014. 

Show reels and contact information can be found at www.sonzerofilms.com
For more information call 213.631.0552.

Credits
Client:              Neutrogena 
Product:           Rapid Wrinkle Repair
Agency:           Roberts + Langer DDB. 
Production:      Sonzero Films, Los Angeles. Jim Sonzero, director; Pascal Lebegue, director of photography; Joan Babchak, executive producer.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to New 64-bit Restoration Software DRS™Nova

Successor to MTI Film’s industry standard Correct DRS™ software, the new product represents the next step forward in digital restoration.

HOLLYWOOD— At NAB 2014, MTI Film will introduce DRS™Nova, a new digital restoration software that is the successor to Correct DRS™, which has served as the industry’s standard for digital film restoration for more than 20 years. DRS™Nova represents a new milestone in digital film restoration, combining native 64-bit processing, resolution independence and a file-based architecture to deliver a leap forward in performance, flexibility and power.

DRS™Nova provides all of the features of Correct DRS™, including its tools for noise and grain removal, paint, flicker correction and general defect repairs. It also offers improved tools for scratch removal, de-warping, image stabilization and 3 layer registration. New features include tools for managing projects more efficiently and for sharing and tracking comments. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Debut CORTEX Dailies v 1.5

Latest version of MTI Film’s all-in-one dailies solution includes the CORTEX Manifest,   a new way to maintain media and metadata coherence from set through post.

HOLLYWOOD—MTI Film will debut CORTEX Dailies v 1.5, the latest version of its groundbreaking all-in-one dailies solution at NAB 2014. The new software includes a variety of upgrades designed to make it faster and easier to copy, color, sync and transcode camera files on-set, near-set and in post-production facilities. It also includes the CORTEX Manifest, a new and innovative tool for managing media and metadata from the set through delivery.

New features of CORTEX Dailies v 1.5 include Copy & Verify, a new integrated tool for fast, fully-managed offloading of camera files from camera cards to both local storage and external backups and archives. The copy tool supports multiple simultaneous copy jobs that all run in the background, allowing the operator to complete other onset processes, such as Color. MD5 checksums are generated during the copy without any impact on copy speed.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Vocas to Show Its Latest products at the NAB Show in Las Vegas

Highlights include new MB-435 and MB-455 matte boxes and BP-18 19mm dovetail rail support.

HILVERSUM, The Netherlands—Vocas Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional quality camera accessories, will showcase its latest line-up of matte boxes, rail supports, focus controllers and other products at NAB 2014 (Stand C10518).

Two new matte boxes will be on display, the MB-455 (an upgraded version of the popular MB-450) and the MB-435 (an upgrade of the MB-430). Both matte boxes feature a maximum lens diameter of 143mm, an industry standard. For clip-on use these matte boxes work with 143mm lenses right out of the box. They can also be used with smaller lenses through the use of step-down adapter rings. A variety of accessories are available including side flags, 15mm (Studio and Lightweight) brackets, 19mm brackets and swing-away options. Improvements to the matte boxes allow them to be used with many different types of bellows and step down rings made by Vocas and other manufactures.
NAB News:  Manios Digital & Film to Debut New and Upgraded Camera Stabilization Systems from Orbiter

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—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.

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“Orbiter has developed exceptional products that help camera operators capture great shots while working in difficult locations with ease and comfort,” says Manios Digital & Film president Steven Manios. “We are extremely excited to introduce U.S. broadcasters and producers to these fantastic tools.”

Manios Digital & Film will be showing Orbiter products at NAB Stand C9539.

NAB 2014 NEWS: “Longmire” Becomes the First Show to Implement MTI Film’s New Portable Dailies Solution CORTEX CarryOn

The hit A&E series adds MTI Film’s turn-key onset dailies and media management system for a more stable and efficient workflow.

HOLLYWOOD—The producers of the A&E drama Longmire have selected MTI Film’s new CORTEX CarryOn as their onset media management tool for season three. The CarryOn provides on-set color, camera file offload and backup, and serves as the starting point for tracing media and metadata from the set through dailies and into post.

Longmire became the first production to implement CORTEX CarryOn in February.  MTI Film is debuting the CarryOn at NAB 2014 (Booth SL15510), but provided the production with early access to the system and to CORTEX Dailies v 1.5, its all-in-one dailies software, to help improve the  distributed, remote dailies workflow., “On Day 1 of using the new software, our workflow was already more stable and efficient than in previous seasons,” notes Bryan Raber, the show’s producer.

Bl:nd Launches “The Last Ship” with Style and Grace

The design studio teams with SpotCo to produce a hand-drawn film for Sting’s new Broadway show.

SANTA MONICA, California—The Last Ship, a Broadway-bound musical from Sting, receives an elegant launch via a beautiful, hand-crafted commercial from design studio Bl:nd and entertainment marketing agency SpotCo. The ad tells a story, inspired by the show’s script, of fathers, sons and a red ship, through a series of impressionistic illustrations hand painted by Bl:nd’s creative team. The Last Ship makes its world premiere in Chicago this summer, followed by a Broadway run in the fall.



Sunday, April 6, 2014

NAB 2014 NEWS: MTI Film to Launch CORTEX CarryOn, Portable, All-in-One Dailies Solution

Groundbreaking system offers a fully-integrated solutions for dailies processing at an incredibly low price.

HOLLYWOOD—At NAB 2014, MTI Film will introduce CORTEX CarryOn, its new, portable, all-in-one, on-set dailies solution that is powerful enough to handle the most demanding production tasks and yet small enough to fit in the overhead bin of an aircraft.

Compact, lightweight and rugged, CORTEX CarryOn packs more power, offers greater versatility, and features a smaller price-tag—just $35,000—than anything in its class. Capable of processing dailies at resolutions up to 4K from all of the most popular digital cinema cameras (including ARRI, Sony, Canon and RED), CORTEX CarryOn comes equipped with MTI Film’s industry-leading CORTEX Dailies Enterprise Edition software on an optimized platform. It features a liquid-cooled Intel i7 processor for ultra-quiet operation, a 12TB SSD RAID, GPU-accelerated rendering and both Thunderbolt 2 and USB3.0 technology for fast transfers.


Friday, April 4, 2014

NAB News: Manios Digital & Film to Showcase Kinotehnik Viewfinders

Manufacturer’s popular LVDVFe includes new remote control feature; LCDVF offers diopter option.

BURBANK—At NAB 2014, Manios Digital & Film will showcase the full product line from Kinotehnik, a world leader in the high quality camera accessories, including newly-upgraded versions of its popular LCDVF and LCDVFe viewfinders for DSLRs.

LCDVFe is a universal, production-style viewfinder that works with any camera that has HDMI signal output. It’s lightweight (12.3 oz) and features a super sharp (800X480) 3-inch color display and live video processing. The device has been upgraded to add a remote control option via an external USB joystick. “We’re constantly looking for ways to make this viewfinder more ergonomic and convenient,” says Kinotehnik Sales & Marketing Director Lars-Erik Hion. “The remote option provides camera operators with a new layer of flexibility and freedom that further sets this product apart from the pack.”

Manios Digital & Film will be showing Kinotehnik products at NAB Stand C9539.

NAB News: Hula Post's Josh Rizzo to Moderate Panel on "Distributive Creativity"

HOLLYWOOD—Collaboration in the age of cloud computing will be the subject of an expert panel discussion at the 2014 NAB Show’s Technology Summit on Cinema. Titled “Distributive Creativity,” the special session will offer an in-depth view on the advent of cloud-based, distributed workflows for editorial, visual effects and other processes, and how they will affect the role of post-production houses.

Hula Post Production Vice President of Technology Josh Rizzo will moderate the discussion. Panelists will include Joe Beirne, Chief Technology Officer, Technicolor –PostWorks, New York; Matthew Schneider, Director of Technology, Technicolor – PostWorks, New York and Ramy Katrib, CEO and Founder, DigitalFilm Tree, Los Angeles. The session will be held on Sunday, April 6th from 9:15 am - 10:15 am at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room S222.

Josh Rizzo

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Chicago International Film Festival to Honor STORY with Commitment to Excellence Award

STORY has been named recipient of The Chicago International Film Festival’s 2014 Commitment to Excellence Award for Television Commercials. The award is presented annually to a Chicago-based company or individual that has made an outstanding contribution to the art of television advertising. Last year, the honor went to Leo Burnett.

The award will be presented as part of the Chicago International Film Festival’s Television Awards, held April 10th at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago.

Mark Androw
With production offices in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, STORY has been producing quality television advertising for more than 25 years, including commercials for such well-known brands as McDonald’s, Kellogg’s, and the Illinois Lottery. The company is led by executive producers Mark Androw and Cliff Grant. Androw is a former Chairman of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, the only individual outside New York and Los Angeles to hold that post. Its staff of directors has won numerous awards for creative excellence, include Clios, Cannes Lions and Emmys. STORY has been named Production Company of the Year three times.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Accomplice Media’s Sherpas Cinema Creates an Epic Adventure for RAM Trucks and The Richards Group

Director Eric Crosland and the creators of “Into the Mind” and “All.I.Can” apply their wizardry as extreme filmmakers to a commercial celebrating those who take on winter’s greatest challenges.

Los Angeles— The majesty and the brutality of winter is captured in awe-inspiring fashion in a new national ad campaign for RAM Trucks. Directed by Eric Crosland of Sherpas Cinema for The Richards Group, High Octane is an homage to avalanche techs and highway crews who work to keep mountain roads passable for all including athletes in the face of dense snow, blinding winds and bone-chilling cold. Trucks equipped with snow plows blast through six-foot drifts; helicopter crews use explosives to trigger massive avalanches. “You are the right-of-way,” intones Sam Elliott in the voice-over. “You are a 6.4 liter abominable snowman with ice in your veins.” The spot employs the tagline, “Guts. Glory. RAM.”



Creative Directors Rob Baker and Jimmy Bonner of The Richards Group were introduced to the Sherpas last fall and they  immediately began exploring ways of employing the breathtaking production techniques used in the Sherpas’ award-winning adventure films All.I.Can and Into the Mind for RAM. “Jimmy and I talked with Eric even before we had a script,” recalls Baker. “We were looking to do more than create a great 30-second spot; we wanted to create something that would cause viewers to say bad words for good reasons. We wanted to produce content that would disrupt the category, content that people would want to share through social media.”



“The concept came together in a very collaborative and organic way,” adds Crosland. “Rob Baker is an incredible writer and wrote terrific copy; that inspired me to come back with a visual treatment.”



Eventually, they focused on telling the story of winter road crews, avalanche techs and the people and athletes who need access to the snow for adventure. That story offered unique dramatic possibilities, Baker notes, and provided a way to highlight the capabilities of RAM truck (which has a gas-powered hemi engine) and include some of the spectacular athletic feats for which Sherpas Cinema is famous. “We hoped to pay tribute to the everyday heroics of the people who overcome enormous obstacles to keep roads passable so that other people can get to work or pursue their recreational activities,” Baker says.

The production of the commercial involved a variety of mountain locations in Canada. The avalanches were created and shot live in British Columbia and Alberta.  Opening the commercial is an aerial image showing a valley of clouds girdling white-capped mountain peaks. That was shot from a helicopter equipped with a time-lapse camera. “We were in the helicopter with a Cineflex camera mounted to the nose, moving extremely slowly in a straight line,” Crosland recalls. “That created the illusion that the clouds are moving toward the camera in thick, undulating waves.”



The commercial also features shots of extreme skiers and an incredible shot of X Games Gold medalist Heath Frisby performing a show-stopping backflip on a snowmobile while vaulting over a snowplowing truck. Among the more memorable images is the face of a real-life Canadian highway worker conducting traffic in blizzard and high avalanche conditions. “He’s worked as a sign man for 40 years,” notes Crosland, “and he actually drives a RAM truck—with a pair of coffee makers built into the dashboard. He adds an authentic backwoods flavor to the commercial.”

“Winters in North America can be incredibly harsh, but they are also beautiful,” Crosland adds. “I wanted to capture the loneliness of winter. You sense the emotion of the dead of winter in the overcast skies and a sign blowing in the wind.”

The ability of the Sherpas to capture unique and inspiring visuals under the most challenging conditions impressed Baker. “They’re Canadian Yetis,” he says. “They know the terrain, the weather and how to capture the beauty of landscapes in stunning ways.”



Baker also credited The Richards Group Executive Broadcast Producer Paul Nelson and the production team for managing the production’s complex logistics. “Despite all of the complications of weather and travel, they managed to get the right trucks, the right gear and the right people where they had to be when they had to be there,” he notes. “Those guys deserve a ton of credit for the spot’s success.”

Crosland and Sherpas Cinema also handled the post production work for the spot. The original score was composed by Jacob Yoffee, who also wrote the score to the Sherpa’s feature Into the Mind. “It was inspired by Mongolian folk songs,” Crosland notes. “It includes samples of chanting and traditional Mongolian stringed instruments mixed with dub step and electronic beats.”

“Working with the Sherpas made us better” concludes Baker.   “We had an enormous goal that the Sherpas pulled off even beyond our huge expectations. Those guys crushed it every single day. We are in awe of how good they are.”

The Sherpas Cinema are repped in the US by Accomplice Media, Jeff Snyder  and Mel Gragido, executive producers.





Credits
Titles:              High Octane
Client:              RAM Trucks
Agency:           The Richards Group, Dallas. Rob Baker and Jimmy Bonner, creative directors.
Production:      Sherpas Cinema.  Eric Crosland, director; Eric Crosland, David Mossop and Stefan Van Borbely, directors of photography, Malcolm Sangster, producer.
Editorial:         Sherpas Cinema. Eric Crosland, David Mossop and Jay Macmillan, editors.
Music:             Jacob Yoffee

NAB News: Manios Digital & Film Debuts Low-Cost, High Resolution Field Monitor

New 7-inch LED monitor works with most popular DSLR cameras and camcorders while  priced below $450.

BURBANK—At NAB 2014, Manios Digital & Film will introduce a 7-inch LED 1080p HDMI field monitor that is packed with professional features and available at a price that is a breakthrough for its class.

The Manios MD7 Field Monitor, which NAB visitors can see at Manios Digital & Film Stand C9539, is designed for use with DSLR cameras. Less than an inch thick and weighing only 12.9 oz., the monitor offers high resolution (1280×800), high brightness (400 cd/m2) and high contrast (800:1). Key features include record/run control for DSLR Cameras, a safety marker, check field, freeze input, peaking, and a histogram for exposure. Yet its cost is less than $450.