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The now Corporation Adds Trio of Editors


David Bruce Bates, Jr.

Editors Dave Herman, Ed McGowan and David Bruce Bates Jr., have joined the now corporation for spot, music video and long form projects. The editor trio joins a talent roster that includes now partners Nelson Leonard, Jesse Reisner and Owen Plotkin.

Dave Herman

Herman was senior editor at TBWA\Chiat\Day, and was an editor at Crew Cuts, Jump Editorial, Version 2 and in a freelance capacity. In addition to his editing skills, Herman also writes and directs under the nom de plume Paul Krik. His first feature was 2008’s Able Danger. Herman recently cut a package of BMW Olympic spots for Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners via now. His additional credits include work for Reebok, Puma, Stella, Degree and Mercedes.

Ed McGowan

McGowan, fresh off a six-year stint as senior in-house editor at McCann Erickson’s PostOp, got his start at Crew Cuts and later freelanced at various New York editing companies including MacKenzie Cutler and Red Car. While at PostOp he cut spots for Staples, Chex Mix, Sony, Verizon FiOS, Avis, Exxon and Intel.

Bates directs, shoots and edits. Bates’ unique docs include the filmmaker as an active participant. He has created work for W Magazine, IBM, Capital One, Puma, K*Swiss, Starburst Candy, Jet Blue, MSN, Acura, Gen Art and Digitas. The video blogger/writer/director/actor and editor is represented by now. for editorial as well as web content creation and “man on the street” talent.

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Vicon Introduces Mobile Mocap at SIGGRAPH

Motion capture systems developer Vicon is previewing a futuristic new “Mobile Mocap” technology at SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver. Moving mocap out of the lab and into the field, Vicon's Mobile Mocap system taps several new technologies, many years in the making. At the heart of Mobile Mocap is a very small lipstick-sized camera that enables less obtrusive, more accurate facial animation data. The new cameras capture 720p (1280X720) footage at 60 frames per second. In addition, a powerful processing unit synchronizes, stores, and wirelessly transmits the data, all in a tiny wearable design.

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