John Mayer Calls Dead & Company The Best Thing That’s Happened To His Career

first_imgWith their recent tour announcement, fans can rest assured that Dead & Company will be returning triumphantly in 2017. The vivacious ensemble sees Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart team with Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti, and most surprisingly, John Mayer.Now set to embark on their third major tour (fall 2015 and summer 2016 being the other two), Mayer has had some time to reflect on the impact those shows have had on his career. In a new interview with CBS New York’s Fresh 102.7, Mayer talks about the different experiences as a solo artist versus a member of a band, and how that has helped him personally grow as a musician and as a person.You can watch this new interview in the video player below.last_img

Media Club South Africa photo library preview

first_imgGet a taste of what’s on offer when you register with Media Club South Africa, with a preview of some of the best of the 3 000-plus high-resolution photographs available in the site’s free photo library.The photo library is a free public service provided by Brand South Africa. PEOPLEClick on thumbnails to enlarge.  Download People contact sheet (PDF, 984 KB) • Register with Media Club South Africa CITIES Click on thumbnails to enlarge.  Download Cities contact sheet (PDF, 508 KB) • Register with Media Club South Africa SPORT AND FANS Click on thumbnails to enlarge.  Download 2010 World Cup contact sheet (PDF, 1.2 MB) • Register with Media Club South Africa INFRASTRUCTURE Click on thumbnails to enlarge  Download Infrastructure contact sheet (PDF, 1.1 MB) • Register with Media Club South Africa BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY Click on thumbnails to enlarge  Download Business contact sheet (PDF, 1.8 MB) • Register with Media Club South Africa SOUTH AFRICA AT WORK Click on thumbnails to enlarge  Download South Africa at Work contact sheet (PDF, 1.5 MB) • Register with Media Club South Africa ARTS AND CULTURE Click on thumbnails to enlarge  Download Arts and Culture contact sheet (PDF, 868 KB) • Register with Media Club South Africalast_img read more

Product Release: Panasonic 4K Varicam 35

first_imgChroma Subsampling4:4:4 Recording CodecAVC Ultra Codec or RAW View FinderOLED Frame RateUp to 240fps in 1080p, Flexible frame-rate while recording Panasonic releases the 4K Varicam 35, a serious competitor to Arri Alexa and Red Epic.Panasonic’s announcement of the new Varicam 35 is shaking up the high-end camera world. The camera, which is set to be officially unveiled at NAB in Las Vegas, is boasting awesome features including over 14 stops of dynamic range and 240 fps. The sleek, small design of the Varicam 35 also makes it easy to mount and transport.Panasonic Product Manager Steve Cooperman stated that “Building on the esteemed VariCam legacy of breathtaking image rendition and versatile off-speed effects, this next-generation modular design will deliver unprecedented flexibility to users, who can move between the worlds of sports, documentary, and other content creation with extraordinary ease and efficiencies.” Panasonic’s focus on flexibility makes it uniquely different from Arri and Red but no less a serious competitor for professional filmmakers.Photo Courtesy of FDT TimesThe following illustrates the known specs for the 4K Varicam 35. As stated above, The camera is set to official unveil at the NAB conference in LAS Vegas April 7 – 10.Panasonic Varicam 35 Known Specs Reference OutputSimultaneous 2K/HD with Proxy Recording capabilities. Dynamic Range14+ Stopscenter_img Sensor35mm MOS image sensor RecordingCardsExpress P2 Cards Video4K(4096×2160), 2k, and HD Recording Audio24 bit Linear PCM Pricing and Release DateThe price of the Varicam 35 has not been set, but it’s safe to say it will probably be too expensive for most Indie-film productions. The comparable Arri Alexa is priced at $80,000 dollars. The release date of the Varicam 35 is not set either, but rumors state that it will probably be released in the fall.The Varicam 35 is just one of the awesome cameras that Panasonic is set to debut at the NAB conference this year. More affordable camera’s such as the Lumix GH4 and the AJ-PX270 make Panasonic a serious competitor to popular camera brands such as Canon and Nikon.What do you think of the 4k Varicam 35? Is it really an awesome alternative to the Arri Alexa and Red Epic or will it fall short? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

DHX Media Licenses Kids Series to Amazon Prime in the UK and

first_imgJosh Scherba, SVP, Distribution at DHX Media, said: “Following on our recently announced exclusive deal with Amazon Prime Video in the US, this newest Amazon agreement for the UK and Germany highlights the global appetite for our well-loved brands. With our deep library, we are seeing considerable demand for our kids’ content, and we are delighted that our growing relationship with Amazon will allow Prime members to enjoy so many terrific DHX Media shows.”About DHX MediaDHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com) is the world’s leading independent, pure-play kids’ content company. Owner of the world’s largest independent library of kids’ and family content, at more than 11,500 half-hours, DHX Media is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. DHX Media is comprised of four main business units: DHX Studios creates high-quality original entertainment at its Vancouver and Halifax animation studios, its Toronto live-action studio, and in working with top international producers; DHX Distribution is a major provider of content to the global market; DHX Television, home to the Family suite of channels, is dedicated to delivering best-in-class programming to Canadian families; and DHX Brands specializes in creating, building and managing high-profile global entertainment brands within the children’s and young-adult markets. DHX Media also owns the full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), which represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices in 15 cities worldwide, including Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich, Amsterdam and Beijing. The Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol DHXM, and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols DHX.A and DHX.B.DisclaimerThis press release contains “forward-looking statements” under applicable securities laws with respect to DHX Media including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s library of content, Amazon Prime’s offering of the Company’s content and the availability of such content via Amazon Prime, the Company’s digital presence in the UK and Germany, the business strategies and operational activities of the Company, and the markets and industries in which it operates. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on information currently available to the Company. Actual results or events may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, among other things, include risk factors discussed in materials filed with applicable securities regulatory authorities from time to time including matters discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Annual Information Form and annual Management Discussion and Analysis, which also form part of the Company’s annual report on Form 40-F filed with the SEC. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law. DHX Media (or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: DHXM; TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B), the world’s leading independent, pure-play kids’ content company, has grown the digital presence of its shows in the UK and Germany in a deal with Amazon Prime Video, which will see the subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) service offering more than three-dozen DHX Media kids’ shows to its subscribers.Amazon Prime Video in the UK has licensed a number of titles, including season one of each of the new Teletubbies, Messy Goes to Okido and Looped; seasons one and two of Hank Zipzer; season three of In the Night Garden; and seasons four and five of Caillou.In Germany, Amazon Prime Video has licensed a variety of titles including a first-run exclusive of Messy Goes to Okido, season one of each of classic Teletubbies and Slugterra plus seasons one and two of Hank Zipzer; and season five of Fireman Sam. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more