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Red Giant and Plot Device Win the 16th Annual Webby Award for Best Editing Category

(May 09, 2012)

PORTLAND, OR -- (Marketwire) -- 05/09/12 -- Red Giant announced today that its short film, Plot Device, has won the 16th Annual Webby Award in the Best Editing category. The Webby Awards is a leading international event that honors excellence on the Internet, presented by IADAS, an organization of Web experts, visionaries and creative celebrities. The film Plot Device can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/24320919.

Plot Device is a nine minute film directed by independent filmmaker Seth Worley, and executive produced by Red Giant's Aharon Rabinowitz. Aharon and Seth co-wrote the film to showcase the tools in Red Giant's Magic Bullet Suite 11 with humor and over-the-top visual effects. The entire film was made for under $10,000, has been viewed 1,000,000 times and was selected for the new Virgin Airlines comedy channel.

"Even being considered for a Webby is a huge honor, but now that we've actually been given one, I'm sure it's a mistake," said Seth Worley, Director of Plot Device. "I'm just incredibly thankful I got to work on an amazing project with a lot of great and talented people. It makes me truly happy to see people appreciate and derive as much joy from it as we have."

"We make software for editors, so it's pretty awesome to get recognition for what happens when a talented director uses our products to support his editing work," added Aharon Rabinowitz, Director of Communities for Red Giant and executive producer for Plot Device. "And while we know that our software was a big part of Seth's process, we also know this award isn't about software -- it's about storytelling. We're really proud of Seth and we're stoked that our products helped him tell a great story."


Red Giant will be honored at a live online broadcast of The Webby Awards from New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday, May 21, 2012. The following day, viewers will be able to watch The Webby Awards, including Red Giant's comments, at www.webbyawards.com and The Webby Awards Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheWebbyAwards.

About the Webby Awards
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the 16th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Yahoo!, Vitamin T, MLB Advanced Media, Rackspace Hosting, JWT, The Atom Group, Financial Times, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Guardian News and Media.

About Red Giant

Founded in 2002, Red Giant (www.redgiant.com) creates an ever-expanding universe of effects tools ranging from plug-in suites, applications and mobile apps to Guru Presets, free products and sharing communities. We provide software for motion design, photography and color correction that is used for everything from major motion pictures to worldwide television programming to web production. Red Giant offers the industry-leading Trapcode tools for broadcast design; Magic Bullet Suite for color correction; and over 60 products that run in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, Avid, Vegas, Nuke, and Avid Studio. Our effects have enhanced dozens of feature films such as Angels & Demons and The Social Network, and added sparkle to networks like NBC Universal, ESPN, Disney, CNN, Comedy Central, MTV, and TNT. Join us on Facebook (RedGiantSoftware), follow us on Twitter (@RedGiantNews) and get free content at Redgiantpeople.com.

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