KIRO-TV Relies on Zylight F8 LED Fresnel in Panama

When the multi-billion dollar expansion of the Panama Canal is complete in 2015, larger ships will be able to go through the waterway and potentially bypass Seattle and other West Coast ports. As part of a news story about the expansion’s potential local economic impact that aired on Nov. 20, KIRO-TV, the Cox Media Group-owned CBS affiliate for Seattle-Tacoma, sent a news team to tour the Panama Canal and talk with shipping industry professionals from the region. […]

Art Direction

Contender — Production Designer Tim Galvin, Lee Daniels’ The Butler

When production designer Tim Galvin first looked at locations for Lee Daniels’ The Butler in New Orleans, he and executive producer Adam Merims weren’t sure what they would find. But wherever they found it, they were determined to make it work. “Our biggest challenge was figuring out how to do the White House without having to build it,” Galvin said in an interview by phone, “because we couldn’t afford to build it, plain and simple. This was very much an independent film, and financing took time. When we all started in on this project, we vowed whatever it takes to make this film, we’ve got to make it happen.” […]

No Picture

DGA National Board Approves Tentative New Agreement

At a special meeting Saturday, the Directors Guild of America’s national board voted unanimously to approve and recommend a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. The tentative deal, announced Friday evening, will now be put to the membership for a vote. The term of the agreement is three years, covering July 1, 2014, when the current contract expires, through June 30, 2017. […]


Radley Delivers Network Rebrand for Discovery

Discovery recently turned to longtime collaborator L.A.-based agency Radley Studios for a complete rebrand of the network. The agency handled all design, animation, sound and production for seven on-air 3D packages totaling more than 400 deliverables. The package features vibrant graphic explosions centered upon an ever-changing globe careening through snakes, sharks, ice, flames and hails of bullets. […]


Muse VFX Opens in Hollywood

Visual effects and design boutique Muse VFX has opened its doors in Hollywood, Calif. The company will specialize in advanced visual effects for television, feature films, commercials, special venues and online content. The facility will be led by founder, president, creative director and senior VFX supervisor John Gross and founder, vice-president and VFX supervisor Fred Pienkos. […]


Manolo Rojas Chooses AJA Signal Converters for True Blacks in High-Resolution Monitoring

Manolo Rojas has been working as a Steadicam operator for more than 22 years on high-profile feature film, commercial and music video projects including Godzilla, Don Jon and Walking with Dinosaurs 3D. On a recent shoot that required monitoring live picture from 1080I/24 camera video signal, he noticed that the gradation of black shades within the frame was getting crunched. […]