Yep, tweeted this week by Michael Horton. Blackmagic has kicked in a full $29,000 Davinci Resolve as part of the "World Famous Raffle" at the Las Vegas FCPUG SuperMeet. That ALONE is worth attending the supermeet if you're going to be out at NAB 2011. (along with the other items that make up the $81,000 worth of prizes and counting)
By the way, there's also a code on that page to get your free Exhibits Only NAB pass if you still need one.....
Dan Desmet brought our new LM-2460W to the office today, but as I found out, it's actually the first of the new LM-2461W models! Lots of new stuff and upgrades to share. This is one cool monitor! Please bear with the iPhone video and audio quality, it's all we had in the shop today, but I really wanted Dan to tell you some of the super cool features of this monitor.
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Ribbon Cutting, always wanted to do one of these!
Screening Room with a Davinci Resolve Demo
Colorist Ron Anderson driving the incredible Davinci Resolve panels (on loan!)
A 1973 Muppet centerfold from an issue of National Geographic is one of my favorite momentos.
Stepping out of the vocal booth giving a tour of the facility.
Catering by Endive was sumptuous!
John manning The Core to keep all the demos running smoothly.
Partner Showcase set up out on our warehouse / insert stage space. AJA, TapeOnline, Maxx Digital, WH Platts, Panasonic, Flanders Scientific and Canon all brought really cool gear for the folks to see. Was truly a mini trade show out there.
Adrienne checking out the demo in Edit 3
One of my awesome "CNN Brothers" Darrall Johnson saying very nice things about me and the facility.
Folks enjoying Rebecca's Atomic Lounge.
We had over 150 folks show up over the course of the event which ended with an awesome Raffle. Our very own Bessie sent along some Creative Cow Master Series DVDs which were a big hit. Thanks to all our sponsors and friends who made this an absolutely incredible event! We'll post videos soon!
MARCH 5, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BUFORD, GA (USA)
Digital Media Firm Celebrates Grand Opening in Gwinnett
Biscardi Creative hosts Digital Entertainment Industry at New Facility Opening
Gwinnett County, Metro Atlanta, Georgia (March 5, 2011) –Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) celebrated the grand opening of its new 6,000 square-foot production studio and digital media fulfillment house tonight. The event brought over 200 industry professionals together to share in the expansion of both company and industry in the Metro Atlanta region. The expansion, announced last July in partnership with Gwinnett Chamber economic development, demonstrates an increasing trend for digital entertainment growth in Georgia.
Located in Buford, Georgia, this new building features eight edit suites, color enhancement suite, 5.1 surround mix suite, client theater, game room, kitchen, conference room, a 1,400 square foot multi-use room and over an acre of open wooded area for employees and their pets to roam.
“Our new facility provides more convenience and the space needed as our business continues to grow,” said Walter Biscardi, Jr. Creative Genius of Biscardi Creative Media. “The property is in an ideal location, providing our team with access to a great quality of life environment near big-city amenities. Not to mention a relaxing alternative for our clients just a short drive north. You usually don’t find a facility situated on nearly 2 acres backing up to nature. We think we’ve found the perfect creative location and we’re thrilled to be staying in Buford and Gwinnett County.”
Gretchen Corbin, Deputy Commissioner for Global Commerce at the Georgia Department of Economic Development added, “The digital entertainment industry is absolutely booming in Georgia. It's great that Biscardi Creative is growing here and we hope it continues to do so for a long time to come."
Recognized as a top professional in the world of media creation, Walter Biscardi, Jr., leads Biscardi Creative to not only meet, but exceed consumer expectations. Emmy-award winning programming, episodic television, commercials, feature films and corporate presentations are some of the projects Biscardi Media brings to the screen every day. Leading the way in High Definition, BCM supports all formats from DV to HD to RED 4k in-house. Since 2001, BCM has consistently achieved regional and national award-winning recognition, including five TELLY awards in 2008 for editing and production work in animation and over a dozen Emmy Awards in the company’s history.
Digital media is one of five targeted industries in Partnership Gwinnett, the community and economic development initiative led by the Gwinnett Chamber, to bring jobs and investment to the Greater Atlanta region. In April 2010, the Gwinnett Chamber released its first –ever digital entertainment white paper, touting the emerging mega-industry in metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia.
“Biscardi’s expansion is a classic example of the type of growth digital entertainment businesses can experience in Gwinnett,” commented Shirley Lasseter, Vice Chair for Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. “And with technology being one of Partnership Gwinnett’s target industries, we consider this growth to be more than just positive economic news; it’s a strategic win for our community’s long-term vision.”
“The City of Buford embraces this ‘creative class’ company, which fits in with the quality of life we strive to provide,” said BufordCity Manager Bryan Kerlin. “The momentum we’ve created in our historic downtown is spreading to other areas of the city. We’re happy they chose to locate here.”
Nicole Wright, technology business development manager for the Gwinnett Chamber, said, “Biscardi’s expansion in Gwinnett adds tremendous value to an already stellar industry of digital media and application in Gwinnett and Georgia. It is both a testament and tribute to the claims of growth and sustainability that the white paper shares about this industry.”
For further information on Biscardi Creative Media, please visitwww.biscardicreative.com and for more on digital entertainment in Gwinnett, go to www.gwinnettchamber.org/technology.