Shooter Suite By Ko Maruyama Red Giant Software is a familiar name in professional post production circles. Their current super set of software is called Shooter Suite, a package of several different applications that will help you get from production through post quickly and easily. ...Read More »
AJA Announces Ship Date for the CION Production Camera AJA Video Systems announced that the company has started accepting orders for the new CION production camera, with an anticipated initial ship date by the end of December. CION is both ergonomic and lightweight with unparalleled connectivity, and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions direct to Apple ProRes or AJA Raw. For information on where to place orders, please visit http://www.aja.com/en/where-to-buy#wtb-cion for a list of AJA CION resellers. ...Read More »
Courage & Conviction By Miles Weston Post production user group hosts indie film producer ...Read More »
Matrox Monarch HD Selected as Streaming and Recording Appliance for Global Underground Music Site Matrox Monarch HD is the video streaming and recording appliance for the first live underground music site of its kind, DMO Live (Don't Miss Out), a new platform that records and live streams international music parties, exclusive artist interviews and festivals direct to the DMO website. Created for the electronic music lover, DMO (www.dmolive.tv), will soon connect venues in different worldwide locations through one live event by streaming the night's main happening on large screens in club locations around the world. ...Read More »
Modbook: A 15.4" Macbook Pro By Ko Maruyama Way back in 2009, we had a 4 day hands on session with Modbook's (Axiotron) offering. Then, it was a 15" modbook. Granted, the Macbooks that were available then weren't nearly as powerful as the low end machines we have today. And, in 2009, the touch alternatives weren't great. Five years later, Modbook Inc. comes back with a brand new proposition: A Modbook from a Macbook Pro 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 monster with 32GB RAM and 2TB of storage. ...Read More »
Intel Launches Messaging App Using Cartoons To Mimic Sender's Face By DMO Affiliate Intel Corp is getting into voice instant messaging with a smartphone app that uses facial tracking technology to caricature a sender's expressions. Pocket Avatars was launched on Thursday by Mike Bell, an Intel senior executive whose job is to make sure the world's largest semiconductor maker is at the front of future technology trends after arriving disastrously late to smartphones and tablets. The app uses a smartphone's camera and microphone to record a short message while mapping the speaker's facial expressions onto one of several cartoon characters.

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Phoebe Tonkin | Hot Complex By DMO Affiliate On The CW's new fantasy/drama The Originals, a New Orleans-set spin-off of the hugely popular The Vampire Diaries, 23-year-old Australian beauty Phoebe Tonkin plays a pregnant werewolf. In real life, the former model has her own startling secret: Shes a serious hip-hop head who prefers that her men be monsters on the microphone. ...Read More »
Kanye West Gives His Microphone to Fan in a Wheelchair By DMO Affiliate Kanye West Gives His Microphone to Fan in a Wheelchair ...Read More »
South African Union Officials Urge Leader To Sign Deal To End Platinum Strike By DMO Affiliate Shop stewards from South Africa's striking AMCU mining union urged leader Joseph Mathunjwa to sign a wage deal with the three major platinum firms on Thursday at a dramatic mass rally crowning nearly five months of industrial action. Cheers erupted from the crowd of thousands of miners as one senior union official took the microphone to declare: "Sign, Mathunjwa, sign.".... "This union has worked. We want this money. We come from hardships. AMCU has worked. We can't take kids to school. ...Read More »
Producing Televised Classical Concerts By Sebastian Thaler Each of the All-Star Orchestra's eight one-hour programs, recorded over four days, was taped at New York's historic Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center where conductors including Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta, and Arturo Toscanini made their classical music recordings. Nineteen high-definition cameras were allowed to roam freely during the All-Star Orchestra's recordings, creating an unprecedented "up close and personal" experience. ...Read More »
Victoria Beckham May Have Left The Spice Girls, But She's Not Done Singing! By DMO Affiliate Victoria Beckham is done with her singing career, but that doesn't mean she can't belt out a tune every now and then. photo , the mother of four hits a high note while sitting on a grand piano in a gray T-shirt and sweatpants. Later on, in a different Instagram shot, the 40-year-old dramatically reclines on the same piano, wearing a white dress and nude heels as she croons into the microphone. The hair guru sits beside her in sunglasses, while makeup artist Sarah Lucero plays behind the duo. ...Read More »
'Idol' Contestant's Clutch Recovery By DMO Affiliate Wednesday on American Idol, Caleb Johnson was rocking out pretty hard during his cover of the Black Crowes' "Sting Me" so hard that his microphone went flying during the performance, and he had to slide on his knees to get it back. And as much as the judges loved his vocals, they were even more impressed with how well he recovered from the snafu. J-Lo pointed out that similar occurrences have occurred to her in concerts and usually, they make the shows all the more memorable. Keith even compared the i ...Read More »
Contestant Overcomes Serious 'Voice' Snafu By DMO Affiliate 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 »
J.Lo's Lip Syncing Fires up Fans By DMO Affiliate Thursday on American Idol, Jennifer Lopez debuted her new single I Luh Ya Papi live onstage for the first time but first, she engaged in a little stoop banter with former Idol competitors Pia Toscano, Allison Iraheta, and Jessica Sanchez. After a brief a cappella jam, J-Lo stepped up to the microphone and... well, lets just say she probably didnt need it. Many people on Twitter noticed the irony of Lopez lip-syncing on whats supposed to be a singing show in fact, even Bizarre Foods host Andrew ...Read More »
J.Lo's Lip Syncing Fires up Fans By DMO Affiliate Thursday on American Idol, Jennifer Lopez debuted her new single I Luh Ya Papi live onstage for the first time but first, she engaged in a little stoop banter with former Idol competitors Pia Toscano, Allison Iraheta, and Jessica Sanchez. After a brief a cappella jam, J-Lo stepped up to the microphone and... well, lets just say she probably didnt need it. Many people on Twitter noticed the irony of Lopez lip-syncing on whats supposed to be a singing show in fact, even Bizarre Foods host Andrew ...Read More »
Akon Explains Making Hits With Auto-Tune By DMO Affiliate Multi-platinum recording artist Akon talks to WSJ's Lee Hawkins about the influence of Auto-Tune on music and his philosophy on how it should really be used in music production. Photo: Getty ...Read More »
For the King of All Media, a Birthday Bash Gets a Royal Production By Sebastian Thaler When you're the King of All Media, your birthday party is a royal event. So when Howard Stern chose to celebrate his 60th Birthday Bash at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom-part of the Manhattan Center, located at 311 West 34th Street-on the night of January 31, an array of topnotch production staff went into action to ensure that everything ran smoothly. The crowd inside the Hammerstein Ballroom-and those listening to the live broadcast on SiriusXM Satellite Radio-were delighted with Howard, his cast of regulars, and a galaxy of guests ranging from Rob Zombie to George Takei, Jimmy Kimmel, The Black Keys, Joan Rivers, Jon Bon Jovi, Adam Levine and dozens more. Behind the scenes, the quality of the production was just as brilliant. Topping it all off, the production staff had only two days to pull it off. ...Read More »
12 Years A Slave Director Steve McQueen & Screenwriter John Ridley Have Been In A Serious Feud Full Of Shade! By DMO Affiliate Director Steve McQueen & screenwriter John Ridley have been apparently experiencing an epic feud since the start of awards season over the film's screenplay credits, which completely boiled over during last night's Oscars telecast! As John took the stage to accept his award for Best Adapted Screenplay, he failed to mention Steve in his slew of thank yous' because he reportedly turned down the director's request to be added to the writing credits! When McQueen later took the microphone at the end of the evening for his Best Picture win, he made no mention of the writer. ...Read More »
12 Years A Slave Director Steve McQueen & Screenwriter John Ridley Have Been In A Serious Feud Full Of Shade! By DMO Affiliate Director Steve McQueen & screenwriter John Ridley have been apparently experiencing an epic feud since the start of awards season over the film's screenplay credits, which completely boiled over during last night's Oscars telecast! As John took the stage to accept his award for Best Adapted Screenplay, he failed to mention Steve in his slew of thank yous' because he reportedly turned down the director's request to be added to the writing credits! When McQueen later took the microphone at the end of the evening for his Best Picture win, he made no mention of the writer. ...Read More »
Taking their star power to politics By DMO Affiliate Clay Aiken is just the most recent celebrity hoping to trade in his microphone for a congressional pin. Here are five other stars who made their mark in politics. ...Read More »
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