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FX LOUIE SERIES PREPPING & POSTING AT NY’S MEGA PLAYGROUND

2nd Season Shooting With RED

NEW YORK: Recently renewed for it’s second season on FX, Louie has also returned to NY’s Mega Playground. In an industry that measures long-term relationships by the nanosecond, writer-director-star, Louis C. K., exec. producer Blair Breard and (by proxy) NY’s Mega Playground make a funny exception to the cliché. Back in 1999, C.K. was writing and directing Pootie Tang, his debut feature. Blair Breard was on board as unit production manager/co-producer. And, Mega Playground founder Eitan Hakami had recently opened his Broadway & 49th Street Avid editorial/telecine company, where he gladly welcomed the irreverent film as an early client. Fast forward to 2010, C.K. and Breard are once again, comfortably ensconced at ‘The Playground,’ only this time in production offices and editorial suites at Hakami’s sprawling 40,000 sq. ft. West Village complex.

“Louis and I have maintained our working relationship more

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NewTek TriCaster™ Honored as Finalist in the 2010 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards

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NewTek, worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, was chosen as a fan favorite in the 2010 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards for its TriCaster™ portable live production system.

“To be a preferred company and product by Streaming Media readers is a wonderful result of why we come to work every day,” said Michael Kornet, chief marketing officer, NewTek. “TriCaster enables everyone from individual artists, MTV, city halls and the Dept. of Homeland Security, to high school teams and professional sports organizations like the NBA D-league, NHL and the NY Giants to attract a larger audience, deepen relationships with fans and deliver network-quality, live streaming content that can’t be found anywhere else.”

“These finalists—some well-known, some up-and-coming—represent the best of the best in the eyes of the people who really matter: the people who use online video technologies every day,” said Streaming Media Editor Eric more

StagePro Provides Winning Combination Of JBL VERTEC® Subcompact Line Arrays and Crown VRACK For LDI Show Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas

Leading rental sound, lighting and staging production company StagePro (Ottawa, Kansas) provided the live sound reinforcement system for the LDI Awards Ceremony, held at the recent LDI trade show in Las Vegas. The Awards recognized excellence in a variety of categories related to the live design, events and staging industry, including lighting, audio and video. The audio system featured a comprehensive range of products from Harman Professional, highlighted by JBL’s subcompact VERTEC® line arrays.

For the event, StagePro supplied the audio reinforcement system as part of its Apex Mobile Stage. The main PA system included left/right hangs of four VERTEC VT4886 subcompact line array loudspeakers and two VT4883 subcompact arrayable subwoofers per side, supplemented by an additional four VT4886 loudspeakers placed along the center edge of the stage for front fill.

“The response to the Awards Ceremony was very positive and the audio system performed wonderfully,? said Jay more

KMA Studio Brings Music Back To The Brill Building With AKG Microphones

Building upon the already historical musical foundation supporting New York City’s Landmark Brill Building, KMA Music continues to book a range of VIP artists to record chart-topping hits, with the help of AKG microphones. From vocals to instrumentation, AKG has been a go-to microphone in KMA’s Studios A and B for numerous performers since opening its doors in 2007.

Utilizing AKG’s C 12 VR Tube microphone and a set of C 414’s, Studio Manager Dave “Roz? Rosner offers his clients, ranging from Jordan Sparks, Jay Sean, Jay-Z, Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, Lil Wayne, Beyonce and many others, a selection of the most widely requested microphones in the industry at a moment’s notice. “Each artist has their own personal taste, but a large portion of our clientele are very loyal and will request the C 12 for their sessions,? he said. “The C 12 is a great microphone and really more

Harman Professional Appoints John Goodrich Global Sales Manager For Mass Communications

In a move to provide systems integrators and clients in the mass communications vertical market with specialized attention, support and programs, Harman Professional appointed John Goodrich to the newly created position of Global Sales Manager for Mass Communications. Goodrich joins Harman Professional from Altel Systems Group, where he was Vice President of Business Development, leading the development of integrated audio/visual and communication systems for the airport, mass transit, and hospitality industries. He previously held senior sales and business development roles at Meyer Sound Labs and Innovative Electronic Designs (IED). In his new role, he will report to Michael MacDonald, Harman Professional Executive Vice President of Marketing & Sales, and will be responsible for developing Harman Professional’s presence in the mass communications market.

According to Michael MacDonald, John Goodrich’s appointment marks an important strategic step by Harman Professional to grow its business and provide customers in a host of vertical more

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Lab X Technologies Strengthens Network Development and Design Leadership with Appointment of Chuck Ruffino

In a move that addresses the increased demand for efficient and affordable networking via IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) solutions, leading design resource Lab X Technologies hired Chuck Ruffino as an Embedded Digital Engineer. With 20 years experience in the design/engineering field, Ruffino will help enhance the already skilled Lab X engineers’ development capabilities for hardware and gateway development.

“We are excited to begin drawing from Chuck’s experience and knowledge in the networking industry to continue augmenting our leading designs,? stated Lee Minich, President, Lab X Technologies. “I am confident Chuck will help deliver our clients the next generation of elite networking solutions.?

Ruffino’s experience spans a great range over the past two decades. Twenty years ago, he started as an Electrical Engineer with the Xerox Corporation, where he held various positions over 10 years, including his final position, Technical Specialist. He then became a Principal Engineer more

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SHURE HELPS EDUCATORS CAPTURE NATIVE AMERICAN MUSICAL CULTURE

University of Washington Music Education Team Documents Native American Music
at Yakima Nation Tribal School

NILES, IL, November 1, 2010 — While most university music education programs concentrate on the preparation of prospective teachers for traditional work in school orchestras, marching bands, and jazz bands, the University of Washington in Seattle has added cultural relevancy to the mix. Among the requirements of students in Dr. Patricia Campbell’s music education program is a residency for performing and teaching at the Yakima Nation Tribal School in the city of Toppenish, located on the Yakama reservation in south central Washington.

“The Tribal School has a program where students are taught to play native instruments,? explains Robert Pitzer, a doctoral candidate who assisted on the project. “They don’t have a marching band or a jazz band. Instead, the students learn powwow music, and do improvisatory music on Native American wooden flutes and more

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FOR-A to Demo Video Archiving Recorder at GV Expo 2010

Fort Lee, N.J. – FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and video production industry, will showcase its new LTO-5 Video Archiving Recorder, the LTR-100HS, and other new products at the upcoming Government Video Expo 2010, which runs Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. (Booth 116). Introduced earlier this year, the new recorder supports LTO-5 technology, the latest standard in long-term, high-capacity tape storage, for efficient archiving with reduced space requirements.

“The LTR-100HS plays a major part in our MediaConcierge(tm) system workflow of content management. It will help any agency with video content move into a file-based storage system architecture,? said Mr. Hiro Tanoue, president, FOR-A Corporation of America. “By recording video on tape as files, government facilities can use the new LTR-100HS to build compact, cost effective, and reliable archives.?

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VMP Initiates Monthly Customer e-Newsletter at Videomount.com

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VMP’s E-Blast will Include Information on What’s Happening within VMP Headquarters, the Latest Product Updates and Marketing Efforts, and Much More

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Nov. 1, 2010 — Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a leading provider of mounting solutions for the commercial, security, residential, CI, and pro audio/video markets, is proud to announce that it has launched a customer e-newsletter. Participants can sign up for the monthly info-filled e-blast by clicking on the newsletter sign-up icon at the top of videomount.com.

“As Video Mount Products continues to grow as a company and as we add more products SKUs to our resume, we wanted to be able to keep our customers, and potential customers, up-to-date on anything and everything happening at VMP,? said Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products. “The monthly e-blast will include information on not more

GefenPRO 10×4 Dual Link DVI Matrix Supports Ultra High Resolution Computers Systems

Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced the availability of its 10×4 DVI DL Matrix, a new addition to the recently introduced GefenPRO product line. GefenPRO offers integrators and end users professional products with advanced 24/7 technical support for broadcast, rental/staging and post-production environments.

With the 10×4 DVI DL Matrix, any ten computers can be switched to any four professional monitors with full cross-point routing. Users have the flexibility to create one or two extended desktops or send sources to individual displays.

High resolutions are supported up to 3840×2400, accommodating both single and dual link DVI formats. Built-in EDID management ensures the stability of pre-settings throughout switching. RS-232 serial control and front panel buttons offer easy access and control.

An internal power supply further strengthens performance, eliminating potential disconnects. The black metallic enclosure is rack mountable and rugged enough to withstand high performance environments.

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