Archive for June 21st, 2011

Top Voiceover Artist Joan Baker Finds Success by Cultivating the Talent of Others and ‘Surrounding Herself’ with Neumann Microphones

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New York–June 21, 2011: In her ascent towards becoming a top voiceover artist, Joan Baker’s success has taken root on two basic principles: “know your voice” and “choose the right equipment.” After getting her start by doing cartoon character voices on cable television, Baker’s talent was quickly spotted by several top voiceover agencies, giving her a platform from which to drive her own success and become aligned with the right tools of the trade. One her first decisions was to use Neumann microphones.

Since then, Baker has built her career not only on doing traditional voiceover work for clients like CNN, the Tribeca Film Festival and The Biography Channel, but her career has blossomed in other areas such as narrating audio-books and teaching aspiring voiceover artists how to take the next step in their own careers. In her book, “Secrets of more

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THE RAPCOHORIZON COMPANY ROCKS OUT AT THE PAGEANT

The Famous St. Louis Concert Nightclub Relies Exclusively on the Company’s RoadHog Cables for Stage Performances

ST. LOUIS, MO, JUNE 21, 2011 ― The RapcoHorizon Company, a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, RoadHog cables are used by almost every artist who hits the stage at The Pageant concert nightclub in St. Louis. The venue’s audio crew relies on the RoadHog microphone and guitar cables in addition to a custom snake, which handles audio for the Halo Bar, an adjoining venue connected to The Pageant where up-and-coming bands perform weekly.

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OUTLINE EXPANDS OPERATIONS IN U.S. AND EUROPE

Tom Bensen Named Sr. VP and Managing Director of U.S. Subsidiary Outline North America, LLC; Chris Hinds Added as European Sales Manager

ORLANDO, FL, June 21, 2011 – Outline (InfoComm 2011, Booth 683), the makers of high quality, industry leading speaker systems for touring, installation and studio applications, has announced significant expansions to its corporate operations for 2011. The company has named Tom Bensen as senior vice president and managing director for its U.S. subsidiary, Outline North America, LLC, and has hired Chris Hinds as European Sales Manager. It is expected that the experience both Bensen and Hinds bring to the company will positively impact market acceptance of Outline’s new GTO Line Array speakers and iMode Intelligent Digital Loudspeaker Control Platform.

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DARK STAR LIGHTING & PRODUCTION FINDS SUCCESS WITH LECTROSONICS’ QUADRA

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Dark Star Lighting & Production’s staff: (from left to right) Josh Hashbarger, Andrew ‘Wolf’ Wallace, Michael Sorce, and Tyler Wainer.

Burlington, VT – June 2011… Essex Alliance Church, headquartered in Essex, VT, is one of the largest non-denominational churches in the state of Vermont. Each week, the church typically conducts four services so as to accommodate its congregation of roughly 4,000 worshippers. As a means of assembling the entire congregation for their special Easter service this year, the church rented the Patrick gymnasium at the University of Vermont in Burlington. In an effort to ensure the best possible sound quality throughout the venue, a variety of special sound reinforcement provisions were placed into service. For several of the performers, this included new Quadra IEM systems from Lectrosonics. more

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LAIKA Calls on IMT for Massive Data to Create “ParaNorman” Magic

Academy Award-Nominated Feature Film and Animation Studio Calls on IMT to Deploy Isilon Scale-Out NAS to Consolidate End-to-End Production Workflow, Simplifying Big Data Management to Accelerate Workflow Productivity

Integrated Media Technologies, Inc. (IMT) has announced that LAIKA, the studio that produced the Academy Award(r)-nominated Coraline, has deployed EMC Isilon(r) scale-out NAS as the primary storage platform for its end-to-end animation and computer graphics (CG) workflow, simplifying big data management to increase artist collaboration and accelerate project completion.

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LAIKA and Focus Features, responsible for “Coraline,” are re-teaming for LAIKA’s next two projects. The first of the duo, “ParaNorman,” will be released nationwide in August, 2012. Following the groundbreaking “Coraline,” “ParaNorman,” directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler, is only the second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D. In the comedy thriller, a small town comes more

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