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'Cosmos' Brings Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Moustache To Blu-ray And DVD In June By Grab Media, a blinkx company If you've missed a few episodes of the Cosmos revival or maybe just want to fill the universe-sized hole in your media rack, the series hits Blu-ray and DVD this summer. Come June 10th, two days after the final episode airs, viewers will be able to watch the doc's 13 installments plus a smattering of bonus features whenever they want. ...Read More »
Johnny Depp Gets Fourth Box office Flop in a Row By Grab Media, a blinkx company Johnny Depp Gets Fourth Box office Flop in a Row ...Read More »
Contestant Overcomes Serious 'Voice' Snafu By Grab Media, a blinkx company Monday during "The Voice"'s first night of live performances, contestant Kristen Merlin learned an important lesson when her microphone failed. With about 22 seconds left in her performance of Sugarlands Stay, Merlins audio dropped out. But just like the old saying, the show must go on, and so did Merlin. Eventually a stagehand brought her a new microphone and she was able to finish the last line of the song for all to hear, but Merlins poise impressed host Carson Daly and all four of the coaches, who ...Read More »
5 Advertising Integrations Used In Video Games By Adam Dawson Although advertising in games has been around since the dawning of the industry, it hasn't seen as rapid of growth and success as it has in the past 10 years. Offering low CPM rates and the potential to increase notoriety in the 13-35 age demographic, this space has become extremely sought after by companies when monetizing their brand. Currently, there are five ad integrations that have proven to be most effective in doing so. ...Read More »
Their Service Shouldn't Be Forgotten By Larry O Connor Since Desert Storm OWC has sent necessities and products to our service men/women in the Middle East. Now that we are bringing them home we're shifting our support to helping them return to the lives they put on hold. They are changed because of their experience and I believe and often see they have grown in ways that can benefit business, their communities and all of us. ...Read More »
Their Service Shouldn't Be Forgotten By Larry O Connor Since Desert Storm OWC has sent necessities and products to our service men/women in the Middle East. Now that we are bringing them home we're shifting our support to helping them return to the lives they put on hold. They are changed because of their experience and I believe and often see they have grown in ways that can benefit business, their communities and all of us. ...Read More »
Rain or Shine, The University of Portland's Multimedia Team Gets the Shot with Blackmagic Design Building a brand is important for any business regardless of the industry, and advertising and marketing campaigns are some of the main ways to do so. In addition to traditional methods, such as print ads and television commercials, today it's essential to leverage social media, especially when your target audience is one of the biggest consumers of the medium. The University of Portland was quick to realize this, and created its own in house multimedia team, in conjunction with its marketing department, which handles all television commercial, online video and social media marketing campaigns. Headed by photojournalist and videographer Jeff Kennel, what makes this team unique is that it produces high quality work just as good as many professional agencies and production companies, but at a fraction of the cost and twice the speed. ...Read More »
Content Insider #334 - Fast, Furious, 4K By Miles Weston You can't help but love 4K video content it is beautiful after all but I like it for another reason...a business reason. Shooting 4K content takes talent. Handling the delicate post production work takes as much if not more talent. All of it - from beginning to end - takes storage, lots and lots of storage. The people who do all of this work on your entertainment are perfectionists and moved almost to paranoia to save every pixel, every byte. Nothing is discarded because there may come a time when they need that scene, that frame. And 4K requires four times the amount of storage...love it!!! ...Read More »
Internal Samsung Document: We Need To Beat Apple To Survive By Grab Media, a blinkx company The second U.S. Apple vs Samsung patent trial marches on, with the South Korean giant now making its case in the San Jose, California, court. Samsungs counsel has already called up several witnesses who testified that the company has not been influenced in any way by Apple or the iPhone. However, internal Samsung documents that have been called into evidence by Apples attorneys tell a different story. While Samsung Americas former CEO Dale Sohn took the stand, internal presentations and emails were uncovered, revealing Samsungs concerns with its main competitor. In a presentation from April 2012, Sohn wrote that “beating Apple is no longer merely an objective. It is our survival strategy.” ...Read More »
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Is Still On Top Of The Box Office! By Grab Media, a blinkx company The very successful Captain America: The Winter Soldier topped the box office this weekend, beating out Fox ’s Rio 2 . Some believe that this is because families are out enjoying the good weather, AND Rio 2 is competing with Muppets Most Wanted and Mr. Peabody Sherman in their genre. Still, Captain America is expected to rake in $158 million domestically, making $476.1 million worldwide! The first Captain America only brought in $370.5 million TOTAL! It'll be inneresting to see how long The Winter Soldier can keep its run going ! ...Read More »
Mickey Rooney, the First Teen Star, Dies at 93 By Grab Media, a blinkx company Mickey Rooney, the 5-foot-3 actor who was one of MGM's big box office draws in the late 1930s and early '40s, died on Sunday at his home in North Hollywood at the age of 93. The Hollywood legend appeared in more than 300 films and TV programs during his career, which spanned 10 decades, and was Tinseltown's first A-list teenage star. Mickey first won America's heart as Andy Hardy and later starred in a handful of musicals opposite Judy Garland. In addition to Judy, the pint-sized actor shared the silver scr ...Read More »
Greg Kinnear On New Flick 'Heaven Is for Real' By Grab Media, a blinkx company "Heaven Is for Real" starring Greg Kinnear hits theaters on April 16. The film is based on the real story of a young boy who says he went to heaven and came back after almost dying in the hospital. "The Insider" sat down with the cast of the flick to chat about bringing the film that brings both faith and God to the box office. Greg said, "I feel like our story is accessible to both a church-going audience and one that's not." ...Read More »
Content Insider #333 A New Capture By Miles Weston With their feet still firmly embedded in the video production/post production arena, AJA Video Systems jumped squarely into the camera marketplace with thier first offering that caught a lot of folks by complete surprise. Why? They did a lot of things very right with their first offering to cinematographers. ...Read More »
Morgan Spurlock On How He Supersized Himself On TV By Grab Media, a blinkx company Ten years after the documentary Supersize Me made his reputation one regurgitated McDonalds French fry at a time, Morgan Spurlock is enjoying another upswing. But while film remains a stomping ground, his calling card at the moment is television. CNN reinforced its relationship with Spurlock and his production company Warrior Poets this week, featuring him in its splashy upfront presentation to advertisers in New York. ...Read More »
Captain America Officially Makes Marvel The Most Successful Franchise In Movie History! By Grab Media, a blinkx company Each hero has his own movies, but all fall under the blanket of The Avengers . According to Box Office Mojo , the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now officially the most successful franchise in film history! After The Winter Soldier 's blockbusting first week, Marvel's total box office gross is $2.47 billion! That officially puts it over Harry Potter , a close second with $2.39 billion, and Star Wars with $1.9 billion! But Marvel can keep putting out two or more big movies every year! ...Read More »
Netflix Is Now Streaming In 4K By Grab Media, a blinkx company 4K TV is here. Netflix is now streaming the second season of House of Cards and some nature documentaries in 4K/Ultra HD format. But of course, your TV has to support the higher resolution to take advantage of the extra pixel count. Netflix confirmed to Multichannel News that the company is now streaming some titles in the higher resolution. HDTVtest.com notes that the higher resolution stream really shines with “bright, colorful scenes adding that the images were “rendered with greater sharpness and smoother gradients.” ...Read More »
BlackMagic At NAB 2014: 10 New Products! Blackmagic Design announced ten new products this year, including two very exciting new camera models, 6 new Ultra HD product lines (including the world's first 12G-SDI product with the Teranex Express), the latest version of Resolve and the introduction of the Cintel Film Scanner. ...Read More »
'Paranormal Activity' Blu-ray Release Tuesday By Grab Media, a blinkx company Flouting Hollywoods typical moviemaking philosophy that “more is more,” Blumhouse impresario Jason Blum has created an empire for himself over the past seven years with a series of (comparatively) microbudget productions modeled on the success of Paranormal Activity, whose $15,000 production earned some $193 million, and spawned four sequels (and counting). Since then hes launched the Insidious and Purge franchises, crafted remakes, spinoffs and plenty of original projects, and become the poster child for low costs, high concepts and massive rewards. And fans will be happy to hear about the April 8 Blu-ray release of Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. ...Read More »
Life's a Game By Miles Weston What do you do when you're about to jump out into the cold hard real world after a bunch of years of relaxed college? Tough question but a group of independent content creators got together and had one last intramural football game. The non-stop action, non-stop comedy earned a spot in this year's Tribeca/ESPN film festival. Not a bad way to start the serious phase of their lives. You'll never look at intramural football the same again! ...Read More »
Life's a Game By Miles Weston What do you do when you're about to jump out into the cold hard real world after a bunch of years of relaxed college? Tough question but a group of independent content creators got together and had one last intramural football game. The non-stop action, non-stop comedy earned a spot in this year's Tribeca/ESPN film festival. Not a bad way to start the serious phase of their lives. You'll never look at intramural football the same again! ...Read More »
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