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PRG Gets Him to the Greek

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Russell Brand as Aldous Snow performs at the Greek Theatre in Universal Pictures Get Him to the Greek. Lighting and Video Designer Bryan Faris worked with DP Robert Yeoman and Gaffer John Vecchio on creating a full blown concert for the finale of the film. © Universal Pictures

In Universal Pictures’ Get Him to The Greek, Director of Photography Robert Yeoman, ASC and Gaffer John Vecchio knew that the concert finale, the payoff of the comic road trip adventure, had to deliver visually. They turned to Production Resource Group (PRG) and Lighting/Video Designer Bryan Faris to create the iconic rock performance. “Bob and I spoke about the concert sequence the very first day of production,? explained Vecchio. “Director Nicholas Stoller expressed to us that he wanted it to look as big and contemporary as any concert out on tour. I knew we needed to call on the services of PRG. They do this day in and day out.? more

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HOLOPHONE H2-PRO RIDES SHOT GUN FOR U.S. MILITARY SIMULATOR PROJECT

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~Surround Mic Used to Capture IED Explosion Effects for Humvee Simulator Training~

FORT EUSTIS, VA / FORT CAMPBELL, KY — Sound mixer Ezra Dweck, who has worked in post production, mixing and editing for more than 15 years on projects such as the hit TV series Brothers and Sisters and CSI: New York, recently embarked on a project outside of his usual Hollywood realm, mixing effects for a Military Humvee (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) Simulator Training project designed to protect U.S. troops from IED (Improvised Explosive Device) bombings and other insurgent attacks. Dweck, who recorded, edited and mixed the audio for the project, used Holophone’s H2-PRO to capture realistic surround sound recordings from the interior and exterior of the Humvee. more

Clearwing Productions Aims Higher With L-ACOUSTICS K1

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The Clearwing Productions crew preparing to fly its new L-ACOUSTICS K1 system at Summerfest in Milwaukee

Early V-DOSC adopter joins K1/KUDO Pilot Program seeking to grow business to next level

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — Based in Milwaukee with a satellite operation in Phoenix, Clearwing Productions is celebrating its 25th anniversary this spring with a significant new investment for its customers: a full L-ACOUSTICS K1 large-format line source array loudspeaker system.

Looking back on a quarter century of premier live event production, Clearwing is also recognized for its decade-long partnership with L-ACOUSTICS, having been one of the first North American companies to adopt the V-DOSC system. It is highly fitting, then, that Clearwing has now become one of the first US companies to join L-ACOUSTICS’ K1/KUDO Pilot Program. more

Gearhouse Broadcast Chooses LYNX Technik AG yellobriks for 2010 World Cup Production Support

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LYNX Technik AG, provider of award-winning modular interface solutions for the broadcast and professional AV industries, announces that UK-based Gearhouse Broadcast has purchased 96 yellobrik CDH 1811 SDI to HDMI converters for use in the 2010 World Cup International Broadcast Center (IBC) in Johannesburg, South Africa. more

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Cameras Capture Heroic Action in the Hands of Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut

The video imagery begins in dramatic slow-motion: The crew of a Blackhawk helicopter sprints toward a waiting aircraft. Upon boarding, it takes to the sky. Cruising over forbidding alpine terrain, the crew locates an injured mountain climber trapped in a crevasse atop a remote peak. The Blackhawk lowers a Navy diver, who straps the victim into a gurney. Then the two are hoisted aloft on a long, thin cable. Once aboard, the aircraft speeds off into the sunset, headed for the nearest hospital helipad. more

Parx Casino Goes All In With AKG’s Versatile WMS4500 Wireless Microphone System Designed By PTC Group, Inc.

In a fixed installation that underscores the dependability and unparalleled versatility of AKG’s wireless microphone systems, PTC Group, Inc. recently designed a multi-unit WMS4500 system to drive nightly live performances in Parx Casino’s bustling 360 Ultra Lounge in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Coupled with a set of AKG C5 handheld microphones for vocals, D40 mics for instruments and a number of D 112 and CK 99 L microphones inside the drum set, the wireless microphone system is being used by a wide variety of bands and DJs every night, and acts as the centrepiece to a complete Harman Professional sound system that includes JBL VerTec line arrays, Crown amplifiers, and a Soundcraft Si2 digital mixing console. more

Barix and BellCommander Enable Audio Scheduling and Distribution for Calvary Baptist School and Church

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Calvary Baptist School and Church will distribute background music across campus using the Barix Annuncicom 1000 two-way zoned audio and control device

K-12 school distributes audio events to seven zones; Barix Annuncicom 1000 multi-zone device will soon stream background music across campus

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, June 14, 2010 — Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, Calvary Baptist School and Church, located in the Houston metropolitan area, is using Barix Audio over IP equipment as a core part of its multi-zone voice and audio scheduling system for K-12 classrooms. The campus is also installing a Barix Annuncicom 1000 two-way IP audio device to stream music and announcements to eight outdoor zones during school days and worship-oriented events. more

PRG Distribution Provides ChamSys MagicQ Consoles for the WWE

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Production Designer Jason Robinson’s work for World Wrestling Entertainment. Robinson chose to use the ChamSys MagicQ 100 Pro as his lighting and media control console for the WWE. Photo Credit: © Jason Robinson / WWE

For World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Production Designer Jason Robinson chose the ChamSys MagicQ 100 Pro lighting control console. Previously, Robinson had used two other consoles, but the MagicQ had the versatility and features he needed for the grueling pace of the WWE. The WWE tours year-round with live events in two cities per week, where they tape four hours and broadcast two hours of live TV. In addition, they do twelve arena shows for pay-per-view events and the massive annual WrestleMania stadium event. more

Apantac Launches new Conference Connect™ Projector/Display Sharing Solution at InfoComm 2010

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Apantac LLC, designer and developer of multiviewers and signal processing is launching their new Conference Connect solution at InfoComm booth N1844.

Conference Connect is designed for conferences and meetings with multiple presenters. Conference Connect allows up to 120 VGA inputs (e.g. laptops) to share a single projector or display within a 1,000 foot (300 meter) range. It provides an AV extension and switching solution between presenters with a single click of a button. more

Apantac Expands MT HOOD Series of Extenders, Splitters, and Switchers at InfoComm 2010

Apantac LLC, designer and developer of multiviewers and signal processing is expanding their MT HOOD series of VGA and HDMI Extenders, Splitters, and Receivers, and HDMI Matrix Switchers at InfoComm booth N1844. more

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