Nice Shoes Installs Three MTI Film Control Dailies Systems

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Wed, 03/28/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Nice Shoes New York has installed three MTI Film Control Dailies systems. The new systems will enable the facility to expand beyond its core market commercial post-production into television and film. “We've wanted to extend our successful commercial post services into the entertainment area for some time now ” says Nice Shoes CEO Dominic Pandolfino. “So moving forward with MTI’s Control Dailies provides us with the added ability to service customers in this very important space.” As part of the installation MTI Film and Nice Shoes have entered into a strategic partnership allowing for full service bicoastal dailies and finishing in a compatible environment linked by a dedicated high-speed Internet connection. “MTI’s proven Control Dailies technology coupled with our talent base will provide producers with the comfort of knowing that Nice Shoes is able to expertly finish entertainment projects in an established environment ” says Nice Shoes Robert Keske. Nice Shoes partner Chris Ryan and Keske traveled to Los Angeles to demo Control Dailies. “Their conclusion was that Control Dailies is the best and most complete solution they've seen in the space. With ten years of development it's what you'd expect Pandolfino says. “MTI Film is very pleased to have its technology introduced to the New York entertainment market through Nice Shoes ” says MTI Film CEO Larry Chernoff. “The quality of Nice Shoes’ creative and engineering staff ensures that customers will be well served.” MTI Film ,3198
Searle Street Post Upgrades Digital Dailies Workflow ,2012-03-29,Searle Street Post in Cape Town South Africa has upgraded its digital dailies workflow from Bones Dailies to Flexxity Dailies. Dailies operator at Searle Street Post Andrew Giddey says Flexxity is stable versatile and a highly intelligent system that makes the dailies process enjoyable and successful day after day. Searle Street Post works with a lot of ProRes files coming from Arri Alexa ArriRaw Red and other acquisition formats which Flexxity Dailies ingests and reads natively without the need for transcoding.  This ensures that high quality compressed content is supported throughout the entire process all the way to the finished product.  Flexxity is among the first Linux based software solutions to offer native ProRes support. The South African film market is a vibrant growing industry which offers diverse and unique film locations affordable production costs and a favorable exchange rate.  As with other markets the move toward digital filming digital dailies as well as on-set dailies is occurring quite rapidly. We are seeing a fast shift from film to digital in Africa says Heino Henning creative director at Searle Street Post.  We are committed to taking the lead in technology trends and market movements and our decision to upgrade our Bones system to a Flexxity Dailies will help us continue to meet the demands of our customers.  Flexxity handles digital formats such as ArriRaw and ProRes so seamlessly so the decision to upgrade our dailies workflow was really already made for us. Searle Street Post  ,3201
SF Bio Cinemas Selects RosettaBridge for Digital Deployment,2012-03-29, SF Bio Cinemas has selected RosettaBridge Theatre Management System developed by Unique Digital as an integral part of its digital cinema deployment in Sweden. SF Bio has 35 cinemas and 244 screens across Sweden and started deployment this year. 
   Every SF Bio cinema will have a RosettaBridge TMS system installed that will integrate with and manage each of the Dolby DSS200 screen servers and its associated Dolby integrated media block installed within some of the new Barco projectors. 
   “Following the successful installation of Unique’s Rosettabridge TMS systems in our cinemas as part of the Norway rollout we are delighted to be working with Unique again in our home territory ” says Lennart Gabrielson digital cinema project manager for SF Bio. “The RosettaBridge TMS will be integral in bridging all of our day to day cinema operations including scheduling content distribution and key delivery. In addition RosettaBridge provides us a seamless integration with the existing Advertising service of SF Media also provided by Unique Digital. Full support for the deployment will be handled by our local partners at Videvox and T-Lab.”
 Rod Wheeler sales and marketing director of Unique Digital says “Unique have worked with SF Bio for many years providing an integrated solution for their digital advertising business and we are delighted to build on that relationship with the provision of our market leading TMS solution. We are proud to support SF Bio as they complete their full conversion to Digital Cinema in Sweden.” 
   “SF Bio is the leading exhibitor in Sweden and we are delighted to have been selected to work with them on their full digital cinema deployment ” says Chris Hagan Managing Director of Unique Digital adding “coupled with our other major deployments in Norway and Denmark this brings the total number of screens being managed by our systems to over 3000 worldwide.” ,3202
Transmedia Hollywood 3 Convenes April 6,2012-03-29,Transmedia Hollywood 3: Rethinking Creative Relations conference presented annually by UCLA and USC takes place April 6 at Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre on USC’s campus in downtown Los Angeles.  The all-day event is presented by UCLA and USC jointly. Open to the public Transmedia Hollywood 3: Rethinking Creative Relations represents a unique collaboration between two of the nation’s most distinguished film schools and research universities.  The conference co-directors are professors Denise Mann (UCLA) and Henry Jenkins (USC). This year’s topic Transmedia Hollywood 3: Rethinking Creative Relations focuses on the ways that transmedia approaches are forcing the media industry to reconsider old production logics and practices paving the way for new kinds of creative output.  This year’s event hopes to capture these transitions by bringing together established players from mainstream media industries and independent producers who look closely at the ways transmedia operates and further explore how it can contribute to the storytelling process.  The panelists selected this year are experts in their field from around the globe and represent a wide array of disciplines both professional and academic. Notable panelists this year include Morgan Bouchet Orange Transmedia Lab; Angela Cheng Caplan Cheng Caplan Company Inc.; Nick Childs award-winning Director of Content Development Fleishman Hillard; Sara Diamond President Ontario College of Art and Design; Christy Dena PhD Universe Creation 101 Director; Nick De Martino Media/Technology Consultant; Jennifer Holt Film and Media Studies UCSB; Ted Hope Producer and Oscar nominee; Katherine Keller Sequential Tarts; Joe LaFavi Quixotic Transmedia; Jordan Levin Generate; Sheila C. Murphy University of Michigan; Jose Padhila award-winning filmmaker and producer; Mike Richardson Dark Horse Comics; Ben Tricklebank award-winning Creative Director/Designer Punk & Butler; Mary Vogt Emmy-nominated costume designer. Transmedia Hollywood 3: Rethinking Creative Relations ,3203
Arts Alliance Media Signs G1 Group to VPF Deal,2012-04-09, Following several large-scale digital cinema rollouts with major exhibition chains throughout Europe as well as leading independents such as the UK’s City Screen Arts Alliance Media has announced it has signed another leading UK independent exhibitor to its digital rollout. G1 Group owner of two multiplex cinemas in Scotland has agreed a Virtual Print Fee deal with the digital cinema company covering conversion of all screens across the two complexes. Glasgow’s Grosvenor Cinema and the Playhouse in Perth will both be equipped with digital projection systems and Arts Alliance Media’s Theatre Management System. The deal is under the exhibitor-financed VPF model in which the exhibitor pays up front for the cost of the equipment and a third party (AAM) collects VPFs from distributors whenever a film plays on the digital screen. These fees are then used to recoup the initial cost of the equipment. Ken Creelman cinema development manager at G1 Group says “This deal with AAM has been carefully crafted to work with the release patterns of independent cinemas such as ours and we think it really demonstrates that smaller exhibitors can also take advantage of VPFs and that the digital future is equally accessible to independents.” Giovanni Dolci Arts Alliance Media’s director of sales and business development says “We’ve always wanted to ensure that we make the opportunities of digital available to cinemas of all sizes so we’re delighted to announce this deal with G1. Independents such as the Grosvenor and Playhouse are often real focal points in their communities and have a loyal following so it’s great news that their customers are going to be able to enjoy pristine quality films and even more exciting content.” G1 Group is the number one independent leisure operator in Scotland and owns venues such as bars restaurants clubs and hotels right across Scotland in addition to their cinema properties. Arts Alliance Media has signed over 3 000 screens to date to their digital rollout and is currently working with independent exhibitors across Europe to convert more sites to digital. ,3208
American Zoetrope Adds Three Meyer Sound EXP Systems,2012-04-09,Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope film studios located in California’s Napa Valley has installed Meyer Sound EXP cinema sound systems in three new rooms including an ADR stage ADR control room and a screening room. The addition will allow seamless translation between the new rooms and Zoetrope’s existing re-recording stage which in 2009 became the first facility of its kind to install a complete EXP system. Coppola working alongside re-recording mixers Walter Murch and Pete Horner relied on Zoetrope’s original EXP monitoring system for the final mix of his 2009 release Tetro. Reflecting on the experience Coppola says “With Meyer Sound there has been a tremendous increase in power yet with distortion eliminated. If the sound were a picture you would immediately notice how incredibly focused it is with no blurring.” Zoetrope’s intimate new screening room dubbed the Center Theater has been equipped with Acheron Designer screen channel loudspeakers X-800C cinema subwoofers and HMS-10 cinema surround loudspeakers. The ADR studio has received an EXP system comprising UPJ-1P VariO loudspeakers in a 5.1 screen/surround configuration with an X-800C cinema subwoofer. The ADR control room installation has an identical UPJ-1P configuration with a 500-HP subwoofer scaled to the smaller room volume. All three rooms utilize Meyer Sound’s Galileo loudspeaker management systems with Galileo 616 processors for loudspeaker system control and optimization. The programmability afforded by Galileo facilitates flexible and innovative repurposing of studio resources something that has been a tradition at American Zoetrope since Walter Murch’s pioneering work on Apocalypse Now. For example Zoetrope’s Avid ICON console can be moved from the ADR control room to the ADR stage quickly converting it to a pre-mix suite. American Zoetrope’s Rutherford studio is primarily a private facility for use on film projects by Coppola his family and close associates. Another frequent user is director Sofia Coppola Francis’s daughter who used the facility for the final mixing of Somewhere (2010) with noted re-recording mixer Richard Beggs. Meyer Sound ,3209
Canon’s Hollywood Professional Technology and Support Center Now Open,2012-04-09,The Canon Hollywood Professional Technology and Support Center is now fully operational offering comprehensive product repair and support services for Canon’s professional products. This is the first Canon facility in the United States with the equipment staff and expertise to repair all Canon professional lens types including the company’s EF series photography lenses new EF Cinema lenses and broadcast and studio lenses. Full repair services for Canon’s extensive lineup of cameras including the new Cinema EOS C300 camera XF/XA Series high definition camcorders and professional-grade EOS Digital SLR cameras are also available at the facility. “This is an amazing time for Canon as just a few weeks ago we started shipping the new Cinema EOS C300 cameras and EF Cinema lenses. As we enter these new and exciting markets we are proud to offer Canon’s convenient timely and high quality service and support to professionals working in and around Hollywood ” says Yuichi Ishizuka executive vice president and general manager Imaging Technologies and Communications Group Canon U.S.A. The Hollywood Professional Technology and Support Center brings Canon’s award-winning service and support to Hollywood serving the growing number of professional cinema broadcast and television production customers. The facility located on the historic Sunset Gower Studios lot at 6060 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles provides a local site to foster support research service and training for Hollywood’s entertainment industry. In addition to product service the facility acts as a base for Canon’s regional operations and provides training and support to industry partners including dealers and rental houses. The new facility and highly trained Canon staff also offer hands-on Canon Live Learning seminars to current and potential clients on the latest Canon professional products. To learn more about these comprehensive educational offerings please visit: On-site repair operations include two state-of-the-art camera body and lens adjustment rooms Canon’s most advanced adjustment and calibration equipment local spare parts inventory and an experienced repair staff that will return Canon’s professional products to their original factory condition and operation. An advance reservation is required for all service and support requests handled by the Hollywood facility. Customers requesting support should call 1 (855) CINE EOS to schedule an appointment. Additionally as an added benefit for Canon Professional Services Platinum and Gold level members a reservation for support can be made via the CPS hotline 24 hours a day at 1 (888) CPS-4540. ,3212
Carmike to Build New Complex in Champaign Illinois,2012-04-09,Carmike Cinemas has announced that construction will begin shortly on a new Carmike Cinemas entertainment complex in Champaign Illinois pending local government approval. The new theatre named the Carmike 13 will be built at the same location as the Beverly 18 and feature thirteen screens with total seating for over 2 800 guests and will be highlighted by a state-of-the-art BigD auditorium Carmike's acclaimed premium theatre environment. The new facility will be equipped with auditoriums featuring stadium style seating with comfortable high back rocking luxury seats in addition to retractable armrests and convenient cup holders. The Carmike 13 will also contain large wall-to-wall screens as well as DLP Digital projection and digital sound. The new theatre will have an upscale lobby and multiple concession areas featuring Coca Cola Freestyle drink centers. One-stop ticketing and concessions stations are a unique design feature of the Carmike 13. Filmgoers can escape the elements purchase their tickets and favorite concessions and quickly move into their comfortable seats. Carmike's Beverly will remain open during development of the new entertainment complex. Carmike president and CEO David Passman says We're providing the ultimate entertainment experience that centerpieces large format digital with bigger screens bigger sound and luxurious theatre seating for cutting-edge presentation and the definitive enjoyment of our audiences. With the opening of the new location the Champaign area joins a select and growing list of communities across the nation offering Carmike theatre-goers the exciting new BigD format.” Carmike's BigD Experience is powered by a Christie Brilliant 3D flash projector which produces a light output of 30 000 lumens. Carmike Cinemas