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NewTek to Broadcast Live from SIGGRAPH 2004See industry leaders share their secrets right on your desktop (August 05, 2004)
NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, today announced that it will be broadcasting live from their SIGGRAPH booth (#1147) via the internet, August 10-12, 2004, from the Los Angeles Convention Center. The live web stream can be viewed during SIGGRAPH show hours at http://www.newtek.com/shows/siggraph/2004/. NewTek's award-winning VT Live will be used to live-switch and stream the event.
The presentation schedule includes William Vaughan, NewTek's LightWave evangelist and Kiki Stockhammer, NewTek's original and most memorable product evangelist. Vaughan will also be presenting extended feature demonstrations of the latest capabilities added to the Emmy award-winning LightWave 3D toolset in version 8. In addition, NewTek's SIGGRAPH show will feature presentations by award-winning artists who use NewTek's LightWave 3D and VT in production including:
Dan Novy - Flash Film Works
Nicholas Boughen - Rainmaker Digital
Mark Glaser - Sway Studios
Timothy Albee - Independent Filmmaker
Tokumitu Kifune - IKIF+
Tim McHugh - Area 51
Johnny Palchetti - IGT
Ron Thornton - Indestructible Productions
Eddie Robinson - Eden FX
Mike Hardison - Pixel Magic
Dave Adams - Digitial Domain
Dick Van Dyke Emile Smith - Zoic Studios
Rob Powers - Ignite Digital
Don McCoy - Area 51
Chris Zapara - Eden FX
Meni Tsirbas - Independent Filmmaker
Charles Meyer - Wet Cement Productions
The artists will feature work from a diverse list of projects including recent blockbuster films such as I Robot and Hell Boy, award-winning television shows Enterprise, Children of Dune and Battlestar Galactica, notable national commercials, game development, independent film and anime. For the schedule, link to http://www.newtek.com/shows/siggraph/2004/schedule.html.
"The beauty of VT Live is that it allows us to easily add a compelling live stream to our trade show presentation that breaks down barriers for our customers." said Donetta Colboch, vice president of 3D marketing. "No matter where in the world our customers live they can get all the latest news and see our presentations right at their desk."
Pricing and Availability
The VT Live Bundle is priced at $5,995.00 and includes the VT cards/software, SX-8 Switcher and the RS-8 Switcher Control Surface. The VT is priced at $2995US. Available options include the SX-8 Switcher for $1995US, RS-8 Switcher Control Surface for $995US, and SDI I/O daughter card for $995US. For information on the nearest NewTek authorized reseller, see http://www.newtek.com/resellers.
LightWave  is available now at authorized NewTek resellers worldwide for a suggested retail price of $1595US. Registered owners of LightWave 3D [7.5] or earlier are eligible to purchase an upgrade to LightWave  for $495US. To locate the nearest authorized reseller or distributor, see our reseller locater at http://www.newtek.com. For more information on the items offered and to purchase direct from NewTek, visit: http://www.newtek.com or call NewTek Sales at 1-800-368-5441, overseas callers dial +1-210-370-8000.
With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is a leading provider of full-featured video editing, animation and special effects tools including VT, and LightWave 3D, winner of the 2003 Primetime Emmy Engineering Award. NewTek launched the desktop video revolution in 1990 with the release of the legendary Video Toaster. The company's products are used worldwide on projects ranging from home video to feature film. Recent television and film projects using NewTek software include The Last Samurai, Threat Matrix, Children of Dune, Firefly, Taken, Smallville, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek 10: Nemesis, Matrix Reloaded, Collateral Damage, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Agent Cody Banks, Daredevil, Spy Kids II, We Were Soldiers, Panic Room, Hart's War, Driven, A.I., Oscar-nominated Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Final Fantasy, Blackhawk Down, The Time Machine and Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition DVD. Recent game titles include Doom III, Unreal Tournament, Serious Sam for XBox, Age of Mythology, Civilization III, Dead to Rights, Baldur's Gate II, EverQuest and Escape From Monkey Island.
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