Friday, Jan. 14, 2000

Now that the big 2000 is here, one would think the lists would stop. Not a chance. The need to anthologize, categorize and analyze continues with the latest compendium screening at The Museum of Television & Radio (MT&R), New York, entitled Super Bowl: Super Showcase For Commercials....

Friday, Jan. 14, 2000

Things are getting easier as we approach the new millennium for animation production. Today's digital compositing systems, married with digital editing systems, make the optical days seem cumbersome and archaic. Those of us who have been around a while know that studio-based digital systems only...

Friday, Jan. 14, 2000

Benz's "Artists" took best of show honors at the International Automotive Advertising Awards in Royal Oak, Mich. (see story, p. 1). Revealing the faces of art visionaries on a Mercedes assembly line, the spot itself is an artistic tour de force. Ironically, it was also the last Mercedes ad done...

Friday, Jan. 14, 2000

Every bright idea seems to spawn a sequel, and "Making a Digital Movie: Intensive Visual Effects Production," a training course offered at New York University's Center for Advanced Digital Applications (CADA), is no exception. CADA's digital filmmaking program, announced a little more than five...

Friday, Jan. 14, 2000

There was a time, not long ago, when shooting in New York City was such a hassle that production companies and agencies took their business elsewhere. Now, with union problems a thing of the past and the city eager to facilitate production, business is booming. Among the beneficiaries are...

Friday, Jan. 14, 2000

While bicoastal is now almost ubiquitous in signifying a production company's location, there are still a few houses out there that remain based in one place. Those ranks, however, have thinned recently. Tool of North America, Santa Monica, added bicoastal to its moniker with the opening of a...

Friday, Jan. 14, 2000

During the early part of the 20th century, New York's Long Island was a hot location for silent short movies-the 20-minute "one-reelers" that were the first hits of the film world. The Perils of Pauline used the Long Island Rail Road tracks outside the town of Bayshore, while Rudolph Valentino...

Friday, Jan. 14, 2000

Wildvine Music, a subsidiary of New York-based Three Tree Productions, has tapped Frank DiMinno as its president/executive producer, a newly created position at the company. DiMinno was formerly an executive producer at Pink Noise, New York.

Wildvine Music, New York, was launched a year...

Friday, Jan. 14, 2000

Bicoastal Bang music + sound design has hired Brian Jones as its new senior producer. Jones was formerly a music coordinator in the New York office of bicoastal and Nashville/international talent and literary firm William Morris Agency. He replaces former Bang senior producer Lauri Aloi, who is...

Friday, Jan. 14, 2000

After seven years in business, Boston-based broadcast design firm LoConte Goldman Design (LGD) has closed. Its former partners, president/ general manager Patrice Goldman and VP/senior creative director Maria LoConte, split after deciding to pursue separate opportunities.

Goldman has...

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