MediaMotion Ball
2017 - Prize list

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Here is the prize list for MediaMotion Ball 2017. We gave away over $50,000 worth of prizes at this years Ball. All possible with the generous support of the following companies.

From Jim at Digital Anarchy - two copies of the fantastic Beauty Box

Zaxwerks - 2 ProAnimators. $375 each The user can choose the standalone or the plug-in version.

We are giving away Continuum, Mocha Pro, Mocha VR and Sapphire from Boris FX.

Two $1999 certificates from Artbeats.

Editready and Scopebox from Divergent media.

A whole bunch of Iographers from Iographer.

Torus Media Labs have given us 5 licenses of canvas 360 pro to give away.

From aescripts & aeplugins we have copies of Plexus 3, Paint & Stick and Grid Guide.

 

From Cycore we ten copies of Path & Sphere tools (thanks Nils!)

Two premium memberships to Mixing light

Two 'edit essentials' from Rampant Design Tools.

Three Keyflow Pro licenses

Two Digieffects Digisuites

Media Composer from Avid

3 LinkedIN Lynda.com 1 year Premium Subscription certificates

 

Great News!
The IMUG MediaMotion Ball team would like to welcome new Gold sponsor Nvidia to the 20th anniversary MediaMotion Ball!
Today’s video production world demands more and more GPU power with every software revision. Here’s a chance to win one of the best GPUs available today!
A lucky winner at the MediaMotion Ball will receive a Quadro P5000! ($2099)
The NVIDIA Quadro P5000 workstation graphics card, powered by NVIDIA Pascal™ GPU technology, features 16 GB memory capacity and enables an expansive visual workspace with quad display outputs. Work with larger models, complex visual effects & simulations, larger rendering tasks, & more life-like VR experiences in your workflow today and be well prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.

Additionally, another winner will receive an Nvidia Shield TV! ($199)
THE WORLD'S MOST ADVANCED STREAMER
NVIDIA SHIELD is a streaming beast. The fastest, smoothest 4K HDR video. Infinite apps and entertainment. NVIDIA-powered gaming in the cloud or from your PC. The power to control every experience with your voice—soon even your home. It’s everything you want in one game-changing device that’s 3X faster than the closest competitor

We are very excited to have Pond5 back — now as a Gold sponsor of the 20th Annual MediaMotion Ball!
The fine folks from Pond5 will be on hand and are bringing some great prizes with them.
They will be awarding four (4) $250 certificates and one (1) $1000 Certificate to lucky winners at the MediaMotion Ball!
Pond5 is transforming the role of video in the creative process, enabling creative professionals to bring their vision to life without compromise. Through an intuitive tech platform, flexible plans, and affordable pricing, creators can access a vast and ever-growing library of more than 7 million royalty-free video clips, plus photos, music, sound effects, and other leading-edge media. From inspiration, to concept development, to finding the key sequence that brings it all together, belonging to the Pond5 community allows you to maximize your creative power. Pond5 is a venture-backed company backed by Accel Partners and Stripes Group with offices located in New York, Dublin, and Prague.
http://www.pond5.com

The All-volunteer IMUG Team would like to welcome new silver sponsor Fayteq!
Jürgen Reinlein and the team from Fayteq will be on hand and look forward to meeting everyone at the 20th annual MediaMotion Ball.
They are also providing some great prizes to give away!!!
- 1x fayIN Gold lifetime license $315
- 2x fayIN Gold 12month license $165
- 2x faIN Silver 12month license $90
https://www.fayteq.com/
fayIN Gold:
fayIN® Gold means unlimited matchmoving possibilities in Adobe® After Effects® CC. Easily integrate text, 2D elements or even 3D models with just a couple of clicks. Simply make your tracking data available for 3rd party software. Perfect for 3D artists and motion graphics designers.
fayIN Silver:
fayIN® Silver is fayteq’s matchmoving allrounder for video editors, preditors and 2D artists. The powerful plugin for Adobe® After Effects® CC enables an easy and fast integration of text, 2D models and videos. Perfect for HUDs, holo displays or perspective call-outs.

Flanders Scientific is returning as a bronze sponsor of the 20th annual MediaMotion Ball. Thanks again to everyone at Flanders for their support!
Flanders makes some of the finest color-critical monitors in the business. From LCD to OLED and backlight options, there are models serving a range of budget, post production or field production needs.
They are offering the following prizes:
2 of these: FSI $500 Gift certificate
$500 off any monitor purchase at ShopFSI.com
Plus a very nice CAM3 Camera Case $495
The FSI Solutions CAM case is designed to conveniently and safely carry your camera and accessories. This case features a durable cordura and ballistic nylon exterior wrapped around solid thermoformed impact resistant plastic. The exterior is fitted with a large zippered accessory pocket and secure tripod holster. Inside the case you will find soft padded foam, customizable velcro inserts, straps for securing your gear, and a removable padded zipper pouch for storing charts and small accessories.
http://www.fsisolutions.net/cam3.php


Returning to the 20th MediaMotion Ball as a bronze sponsor. Operating 8 digital media training facilities across the country and two internationally, FMC provides quality, consistent and accessible training for content creators looking to stay on the cutting edge of post-production technology. Beyond the branches, FMC, in partnership with NAB Show, produces the Post|Production World Conference happening this week in Las Vegas. New this year, FMC introduces PPW Online | June 1-3, 2017. Online training conference featuring 3 full days of unique sessions delivered by FMC’s team of world-renown certified instructors and industry gurus. WIN a FREE PPW ONLINE PASS at MediaMotion Ball, a $695 value from Future Media Concepts!
Much more information is available at http://www.ppw-online.com

Toolfarm is supporting this event as a bronze sponsor and is also offering prizes:
A $200 Certificate to Toolfarm.com to use towards any purchase,
plus they are giving a couple of copies of the new, updated “Green Screen Made Easy” book.
Many thanks to our friends at Toolfarm for these prizes and for their support of this entirely volunteer user event.
http://www.toolfarm.com
The Toolfarm team has also teamed up to blast updates to Social Media live from the event!

Red Giant are sponsoring the 20th MediaMotion Ball again this year as one of our Gold Sponsors. Red Giant make tools, films and training to enrich the community of filmmakers and motion designers.
Red Giant will also be giving away great software prizes at the 20th MediaMotion Ball.
TRAPCODE SUITE 13.1


The industry-standard package for motion graphics in After Effects.
Red Giant Trapcode Suite is a set of 11 tools for 3D motion graphics and visual effects.
MAGIC BULLET SUITE 13
Color correction, finishing and film looks for filmmakers
Magic Bullet Suite is a set of seven tools that bring intuitive, real time color correction, and beyond, right to your editorial timeline.
UNIVERSE 2
Over 60 GPU-accelerated effects and transitions for editors and motion graphics artists

G-Technology is returning as a silver sponsor of the 20th Anniversary MediaMotion Ball 2017!
From our friends at G-Tech:
At G-Technology® we design some of the highest-performing and most reliable leading-edge storage solutions for end-to-end creative workflows. In doing so, we empower creative professionals to capture their dreams, enhance their storytelling, and bring to life their moments of inspired creativity. Through every touch point of the creative process, we are there helping to keep things moving forward. From capture and ingest … transport and transfer … to editing and final production.
From small portable and rugged drives to large, multi-bay RAID and NAS solutions, G-Technology is the powerful, premium storage solutions company focused on meeting the demanding requirements of the media and entertainment industry. Amongst studios, professional videographers and photographers, post-production houses, prosumers, and content creators and curators, our high-end drives are designed for every stage of your creative workflow.
Representatives from G-Technology will be at the MMB and happy to meet and answer your questions about our storage solutions. We’re also bringing some great prizes!


G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt 8TB
http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-drive-thunderbolt
MSRP: $599.95


G-RAID with Thunderbolt 16TB
http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-raid-thunderbolt-2
MSRP: $1,049.95

We’d like to welcome Telestream as a bronze sponsor of this landmark year at the MMB.
Andrew Haley from telestream will be on hand to meet with you and answer your questions. They are also offering up some great prizes!



Wirecast $995 MSRP, 1 license of Wirecast Pro, The leading live production streaming software
https://www.telestream.net/wirecast/overview.htm


ScreenFlow $99 MSRP, 2 licenses of ScreenFlow 6, Screen recording, screencasting and video editing software https://www.telestream.net/screenflow/overview.htm

Maxon has been a generous sponsor of the MediaMotion Ball since its inception.
To celebrate 20 years of unwavering sponsorship, Paul Babb of Maxon, well known for his passion for 3D motion graphics, this year will again share his passion for wine by providing two great wines all of the attendees can enjoy with their sumptuous MMB dinner.

In addition, Maxon will be supplying 2 great prizes:

Cinema 4D Broadcast has everything you need to create dynamic broadcast graphics quickly and easily. If you are a motion graphics artist looking to add 3D to your existing suite of tools, then this is the ideal choice for you.
Value of this prize: $1,695.00



Additionally, especially for our 20th anniversary, Paul Babb is offering a bonus prize: A fantastic bottle of wine from his personal cellar.

Thanks to Paul Babb and everyone on the Maxon team for their continued, generous support of the MediaMotion Ball. Without support from generous sponsors like Maxon, this long-running user event would simply not be possible.

We’d like to welcome Mettle as a bronze sponsor of MediaMotion Ball 2017!

Mettle software products are born from real workflow/production conditions. Chris Bobotis is the Architect behind the mettle plug-ins, inspired by 20+ years working on motion design and 3D projects, primarily for advertising agencies. Partners Chris Bobotis and Nancy Eperjesy founded mettle in 1992.

Mettle are helping us give away 3 Mettle Mega Suites. These Suites retail for: $899.00 each
So three times $899.00 = $2,697.00 MSRP

The Mega Suite includes all of the SkyBox 360/VR Products for Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro.

SkyBox products are the industry leading solutions for Cinematic 360/VR Production.


The IMUG would like to welcome Gold sponsor AJA, who are returning this year in support of the 20th MediaMotion Ball!

AJA Video Systems has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion and desktop solutions supporting the professional broadcast and post-production markets since 1993.

AJA is sending a great team of folks to the MMB who are eager to meet and greet you in our relaxed environment. In addition, AJA has provided some truly outstanding prizes that several lucky MMB attendees will win!
T-Tap ($295)


Thunderbolt™ powered SDI and HDMI output
https://www.aja.com/products/t-tap
U-Tap ($345)


USB 3.0 Powered SDI and HDMI Capture
https://www.aja.com/products/u-tap
Ki Pro Ultra ($3995)
4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD Recorder/Player with 4K 60p Support
https://www.aja.com/products/ki-pro-ultra

 

 

We are very happy to have Adobe as one of our Silver sponsors for the MediaMotion Ball!
Adobe is also providing a great prize to the prize pool!

ONE FREE YEAR of Adobe Creative Cloud!
Get the entire collection of Adobe creative tools for one year free. Edit your videos, mix sound, add motion graphics and even create promotional materials—all in house.
https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud.html

Imagine being able to have a full suite of the latest and greatest production software, just for coming to a great dinner where you can mingle with the best and brightest in the digital post and mograph community. Not to mention the great many additional prizes. I don't know about you, but I can't think of a single place I'd rather be from 5:30-9:30 on Monday April 24th!
Many thanks to Adobe for their generous support of the MMB.

Blackmagic Design is a Silver sponsor of this venerable user event. They are also providing some outstanding support in the form of fantastic prizes.

DaVinci Resolve Studio ($995)
DaVinci Resolve Studio combines professional non-linear video editing with the world’s most advanced color corrector, so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system! From creative editing and multi camera television production to high end finishing and color correction, only DaVinci Resolve Studio features the creative tools, compatibility, speed and legendary image quality you need to manage your entire workflow.

Fusion Studio ($995)
Fusion Studio is the world’s most advanced compositing software for visual effects artists, broadcast and motion graphic designers and 3D animators. Fusion Studio features an easy and powerful node based interface so you can construct complex effects simply by connecting various types of processing together. You get a massive range of features and effects included, so you can create exciting broadcast graphics, television commercials, dramatic title sequences and even major feature film visual effects!

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K EF ($4,995)
The compact URSA Mini camera with EF lens mount, 4.6K Super 35 sensor and an incredible 15 stops of dynamic range, is lightweight and perfectly balanced for handheld use and comfortable enough for all day shooting. URSA Mini 4.6K EF features professional 12G-SDI connections, 5” fold out touchscreen monitor and side grip with camera control functions as well as dual CFast card recorders, built in stereo microphones and more.
http://www.blackmagicdesign.com

We’d like to welcome TeamPeople to the 20th annual MediaMotion Ball
Looking to pursue your passion?
When the mission and message matter, leading brands and corporations including international government agencies and broadcast networks, choose TeamPeople to build dynamic media teams for in-house studios, content creation, media management and AV support and delivery.TeamPeople recruiters and production managers are excited to attend the MediaMotion Ball to meet editors, designers and producers from all over the world. Let us put you to work on your next big project so you can #dowhatyoulove. www.teampeople.tv


TeamPeople is also providing a great prizes to lucky attendees of the MMB…
· iPad Mini in Space Gray
· GoPro
· Wireless Projection Keyboard

We are delighted to welcome Video Copilot as a Gold Sponsor of the MediaMotion Ball!
Andrew Kramer and the rest of the gang from Video Copilot will join in the festivities at the 20th Anniversary MMB.
Not only that, but they're providing some great prizes to give away!


These are essential tools and can greatly enhance any editor or motion designer’s toolkit! And you can win them! FREE!
(1) 3D Shader Bundle: Element 3D V2 + Pro Shaders 2 - $249.95
(1) 3D Light Bundle: Element 3D V2 + BackLight + Pro Shaders 2 - $299.95
(1) Motion Design Bundle: Element 3D V2 + BackLight + Pro Shaders 2 + Motion Design 2 - $349.95
(2) Ultra Studio Bundles: Jetstrike + Flight Kit + Metropolitan + Element 3D V2 + Pro Shaders 2 + Motion Design 2 + BackLight + MotionPulse Blackbox + Shockwave Pack - $699.50

https://www.videocopilot.net/bundles/

For more info check this link… https://www.videocopilot.net/products/

The MMB is an all-volunteer movement of end-users to foster relationship building in our industry amongst other users and face-to-face interactions with the makers of our tools. This leads to great progress for our communities and industry at large. Our event is absolutely first class and features a sit-down dinner, wine, dessert, etc. We accomplish this via our innovative subsidy model to reduce ticket costs for end users. Support from sponsors who understand the value of investing in community—like Video CoPilot—is essential to make this possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here are the prizes we gave away in 2016.

 

We would like to welcome brand new sponsor LumaForge to the MediaMotion Ball.
LumaForge is a passionate team of editors, filmmakers, and entrepreneurs that have set out to create the next generation of shared storage for video workflow. Every product they sell is optimized exclusively for post-production, ships completely preconfigured, and is designed to be managed in-house with no special training required. Better storage makes for better content.
Josh Minney, Eric Altman and Tyler Heron will be at the MMB. Make sure to visit their table where they will be demonstrating the powerful capabilities of Jellyfish.


The Jellyfish is the most advanced shared storage solution ever created. By implementing their ShareStation technology in new ways LumaForge has packaged extreme performance into a carry-on sized box that lets creatives collaborate anywhere. Available with up to 48TB of Enterprise class storage and multiple 10GbE and 1GbE connections, the Jellyfish is making high priced performance affordable to editors, colorists, VFX artists, and DIT's everywhere.
Check it out at http://lumaforge.com/jellyfish/
Prize: $250 Dinner for 2 at a well known Las Vegas Restaurant (TBD) + $5,000 toward any ShareStation product.

Spectracal Is sponsoring the MMB for the third straight year.
Whether you are a colorist, editor, still or motion designer, or some combination of the three, there is not a single user of any display that could not benefit from calibration. Color matters to everyone!


SpectraCal’s studio software line is designed for broadcasting, production and post-production professionals who rely on the accuracy of their reference monitors to create and edit color-critical video content.
In addition to helping support the event financially so your attendee tickets can be more affordable, SpectraCal is giving away three fantastic prizes!



- CalMAN Studio, C6-HDR and VirtualForge ($2,785)
- CalMAN Studio Lite with C6-R ($895)
- CalMAN Studio Express with C6-R ($495)
Add up the value of all of the above and it’s a whopping $4175.00!
Check everything out at http://www.spectracal.com

Toolfarm is also offering a great prize to one lucky attendee of MMB 2016:
A $200 certificate to anything at http://www.toolfarm.com
Many thanks to our friends at Toolfarm for this great prize and for their continuing support of this entirely volunteer user event. Toolfarm’s staff also form our IMUG social media team—as you see images, tweets, Facebook and Instagram posts flowing from the event (and elsewhere as well), you can know that it’s Michele Yamazaki and the rest of the Toolfarm team behind them!

We’d like to welcome TeamPeople to the 19th annual MediaMotion Ball
Need help? Looking for work?
TeamPeople is a media production and AV talent agency providing creative and technical talent to a wide variety of clients including; broadcast/cable networks, independent production companies, Fortune 100 companies, government and multi-national organizations. We place top-tier talent in full-time and project based roles nationwide and abroad. Our role ranges from on-site management of entire departments to supplementing a creative team with just the right person. TeamPeople talent agents are excited to attend the MediaMotion Ball to meet editors, designers and producers from all over the world. Let us put you to work on your next big project. www.teampeople.tv

TeamPeople is also providing a great prize to a lucky attendee of the MMB…an iPad mini!
More specifically, an iPad mini™ 4 Wi-Fi 64GB - Silver
This prize is worth $499!

From BorisFX and Imagineer Systems:
Mocha Pro $1495
Boris Continuum Complete Multi-Host License $1995
http://www.borisfx.com


From Mixing Light:
From our friends Robbie Carman, Patrick Inhofer and Dan Moran

3 winners will win 1 year membership to Mixing Light $249
2 winners will win DaVinci Resolve Complete Training Package $149 Each
https://mixinglight.com/color-correction-tutorials/davinci-resolve-12-tutorials/

From NVidia:
Michael Steele from NVidia will be in attendance!
One winner: Choice of the following depending on PC/Mac

The NVIDIA® Quadro® M4000 is a high-end professional graphics card with advanced Maxwell™ GPU architecture and the flexibility of a single-slot form factor. The M4000 includes 8 GB of GPU memory and advanced capabilities for up to four 4K displays for your most complex and demanding creative workflows. http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-desktop-gpus.html ($1000)

The NVIDIA® Quadro® K5000 for Mac is a high-end professional graphics card to power your complex and demanding creative workflows on the Apple Mac Pro tower.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-desktop-gpus.html ($2000)


From Divergent Media:
Two winners:

Scopebox $99.99
http://www.divergentmedia.com/scopebox

Edit Ready $49.99
http://www.divergentmedia.com/editready


From Malgn, makers of Keyflow Pro:
KeyFlow Pro, a simple, but powerful media asset management software for personal users and small workgroups.

3 copies of Keyflow Pro valued at $299.99 each
http://www.keyflowpro.com/


From Fayteq:
fayIN is camera tracking and digital content integration combined in one plugin. Benefit from its new easy-to-use workflow inside After Effects.

3 licences of fayIN value $299 each
http://www.fayteq.com/fayin/


From Cycore:
From our friend Nils Schneider, SIX great prizes!

6x Path and Sphere bundles $249 ea
http://www.cycorefx.com/

 

The IMUG would also like to welcome AJA, who are returning this year as a gold sponsor of the MediaMotion Ball! AJA Video Systems has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion and desktop solutions supporting the professional broadcast and post-production markets since 1993.

AJA is pleased to support MMB 2016 and offer the Io 4K Thunderbolt™ enabled I/O for 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD/SD as a prize for attendees.
https://www.aja.com/en/products/io-4k Value is $1995.

Io 4K is the next evolution of capture and output hardware offering a full set of professional video and audio connectivity with support for the latest 4K and UltraHD devices and High Frame Rate workflows. The power of Thunderbolt 2 enables Io 4K to handle a wide range of formats from SD to HD, UHD and full 4K over both SDI and HDMI and support 4K frame rates up to 50p/60p.

We are very excited to have Pond5 back as a sponsor for MediaMotion Ball 2016!

The fine folks from Pond5 will be on hand and are bringing some great prizes with them. How about six $100 certificates for free footage, music tracks and sound effects and AE projects.

Pond5 is transforming the role of video in the creative process, enabling creative professionals to bring their vision to life without compromise. Through an intuitive tech platform, flexible plans, and affordable pricing, creators can access a vast and ever-growing library of more than 5 million royalty-free video clips, plus photos, music, sound effects, and other leading-edge media. From inspiration to concept development to finding the key sequence that brings it all together, belonging to the Pond5 community allows you to maximize your creative power. Pond5 is a venture-backed company backed by Accel Partners and Stripes Group with offices located in Dublin, Prague, and NYC. www.pond5.com

We’d like to welcome Mettle as a silver sponsor of MediaMotion Ball 2016!

Mettle software products are born from real workflow/production conditions. Chris Bobotis is the Architect behind the mettle plug-ins, inspired by 20+ years working on motion design and 3D projects, primarily for advertising agencies. Partners Chris Bobotis and Nancy Eperjesy founded mettle in 1992.

Mettle are providing 3 prizes of “The Mettle Mega Suite” to lucky recipients at the MediaMotion Ball.
Purchased separately, these prizes are worth $1223 each, bringing our Mettle prize total to $3669!

Details of the components:
Mettle’s SkyBox Studio & SkyBox 360 PostFX are a set of 360/VR Production Tools for After Effects. They have quickly become the industry standard world-wide for cinematic 360 VR production, with customers that include youtube and the New York Times (amongst others).

Mettle's latest offering, SkyBox 360/VR Tools, bring 360 capabilities into Premiere Pro. Works with SkyBox VR Player (WIN) to speed up workflow for 360 content creators. Mettle 360/VR + 3D plugins for After Effects are designed to work together.

Mettle’s SkyBox VR Player has been called a game changer for 360 content creation. Our “Direct to Rift” VR Player, offers up to modes to work with in a HMD. 360 Mode and Workspace mode. This speeds up 360|VR production tremendously and allows you to make in the moment, in contact design and editing decisions.

FreeForm Pro & ShapeShifter, with SkyBox Studio. Mettle Products are seamlessly integrated into the After Effects UI, so you can work creatively and intuitively.

Where it all began: FreeForm, our first plug-in, was licensed by Adobe and bundled with CS5. We followed up that success with FreeForm Pro and ShapeShifter Ae. We then followed with our suite of 360|VR products. Our products are used by artists & studios world-wide, including Disney Imagineering, Pixar, and all the major American TV networks. They are used in high-profile motion graphics sequences, including the Main Title Sequence, Season 1 of True Detective.

From G-Technology an amazing prize - one G-RAID with Thunderbolt 8TB.

G-Tech are returning as a silver sponsor of MediaMotion Ball 2016!

G-Technology's roots are deeply ingrained in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the professional content creation market. From storing, transferring, editing and distributing content, G-Technology makes the workflow simpler, better and faster. G-Technology's high-performance portable and desktop drives, flexible transfer/edit solutions and fast RAID systems are all built for professional content creation environments where performance and reliability are paramount. BecauseG-Technology holds itself to the highest standards, its products can be found in premier post-production facilities worldwide.

Representatives from G-Tech will be at the MMB and happy to meet and answer your questions about their storage solutions. They’re also bringing a great prize!

G-RAID with Thunderbolt 8TB. Here’s a link to it:
http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-raid-thunderbolt-2

It’s MSRP value is $799.95.

 

 

From our new sponsors Premium Beat and Rocketstock we have a bunch of vouchers for credit to both Rocketstock and Premium Beat:

3 x $200 PremiumBeat account credits. Royalty Free Music & Sound Effects. Handpicked production music from the world’s leading composers for film, video and media projects. Simple licensing and an extraordinary curated library of superb tracks.



3 x $100 RocketStock account credits. Awesome After Effects Templates to elevate your film and video projects. Find the perfect After Effects template from Rocketstock's premium collection.

Toolfarm is supporting the MediaMotion Ball user event, which attracts the who’s who of the industry and serious working pros from throughout the production and post production universe to an evening of fine dining, networking and good cheer.

Toolfarm is also offering a great prize to one lucky attendee of MMB 2016:

A $200 certificate to anything at http://www.toolfarm.com

Many thanks to our friends at Toolfarm for this great prize and for their continuing support of this entirely volunteer user event. Toolfarm’s staff also form our IMUG social media team—as you see images, tweets, Facebook and Instagram posts flowing from the event (and elsewhere as well), you can know that it’s Michele Yamazaki and the rest of the Toolfarm team behind them!

 

We are absolutely delighted to announce Blackmagic Design is now the Platinum sponsor of this venerable user event. Thank you Blackmagic Design!
Tina Eckman, Terry Frechette, Kerry De Boer and the BlackMagic Design team will be at the MMB.
Not only do all attendees benefit from their underwriting support but they are also giving away some pretty cool prizes.

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera (MSRP $995)
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is a miniaturized Super 16mm professional digital film camera with a revolutionary new expansion port that lets customers use PWM and S.Bus model airplane remote controls to operate the camera wirelessly for capturing action anywhere. The camera also includes 13 stops of dynamic range and RAW and ProRes recorder.

DaVinci Resolve Studio (MSRP $995) (two copies to be given away!)
Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve is the world’s highest performance color correction solution for Mac OS, Windows and Linux computers and has been used to grade more feature films, television commercials, documentaries, television productions and music videos than any other color grading system. DaVinci Resolve Studio has the power of a true real time performance solution and handles complex color grades even when using dozens of primaries, secondaries, Power Windows, multi point tracking, noise reduction, blurs and more.

Fusion Studio (MSRP $995) (two copies to be given away!)
Blackmagic Design’s Fusion is the world’s most advanced compositing software for visual effects artists, broadcast and motion graphic designers and 3D animators. Fusion features an easy and powerful node based interface so you can construct complex effects simply by connecting various types of processing together. You also get a massive range of features and effects included, so you can create exciting broadcast graphics, television commercials, dramatic title sequences and even major feature film visual effects.
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com

We heartily welcome back RE:Vision Effects as a sponsor for MediaMotion Ball 2016!
The fine folks from RE:Vision Effects will be there to mix it up, answer your questions and perhaps share a few laughs!
From Pierre Jasmin, Pete Litwinowicz, Lori Freitag and the RE:Vision Effects team:
RE:Vision Effects provides superior plugin technologies for retiming, motion blur, warping and morphing, deinterlacing, denoising and other sophisticated filtering needed to enhance your favorite application. Our products support many applications. See link below for compatibility info.
Prize bundle!
RE:Vision Effects prize this year at MediaMotion Ball is the Effections Plus bundle
for the platform of your choice.
For example, Effections Plus for AE is $1195 - not all products supported in all apps...
http://revisionfx.com/products/effections/after-effects/
Effections includes the popular and acclaimed Twixtor and ReelSmart Motion Blur, and more.
We double-checked & this bundle also includes the brand-new just announced Re:Lens as well!

We're thrilled to announce that Flanders Scientific is returning as a silver sponsor of the MediaMotion Ball. Thanks again to everyone at Flanders for their support! Many of you know Kris and Adam who will be in attendance!

Flanders makes some of the finest color-critical monitors in the business. From LCD to OLED and backlight options, there are models serving a range of budget, post production or field production needs. You can find all of their products at http://www.flandersscientific.com
While you are there check out their new BoxIO color management device.

For their prize, Flanders are offering two $500 certificates towards your order on ShopFSI.com

Welcome Digital Anarchy as a Silver sponsor of the MediaMotion Ball!

In addition to financial support that makes this event possible, Digital Anarchy are offering some really great giveaways!

200 (!) guests will receive a pretty darn awesome Digital Anarchy tote bag.
Plus, Digital Anarchy will be giving away prizes:

Plus, over on the prize table, We’ll have Digital Anarchy prizes.


Flicker Free $149
Flicker Free is a powerful new way to deflicker video. It solves an issue that's common for many types of video footage, be it from lights/electricity and cameras being out of sync, time lapse or slow motion (high frame rate) video. The Flicker Free plugin is very effective at removing rolling flicker that occurs with LED & fluorescent lights or computer monitors.

Beauty Box $199
Beauty Box Video 4.0 takes the best selling and most awarded skin smoothing technology available and gives it realtime rendering (on some GPUs). Beauty Box already had the best automatic masking and skin retouching capabilities of any plugin and now it has incredibly fast rendering as well.

5 copies of Light Wrap Fantastic $79 each
The Light Wrap Fantastic enables better composites by easily allowing users to blend the background with the foreground in such a way that it appears the light of the background is affecting the foreground. Essentially simulating backlighting. The plugin has all the controls you need to create a realistic light wrap making it a quick and easy process.

and Digital Anarchy “Create” T-shirts!

You can find out a lot more about Digital Anarchy’s powerful software products at http://www.digitalanarchy.com

We'd ike to welcome Rampant Design Tools to the list of prestigious, highly-engaged companies to sponsor this event to in order to keep the ticket prices affordable.

Sean and Stefanie Mullen of Rampant will be at the MMB and are bringing some awesome prizes with them:

One Winner:
Choice of Rampant Essentials Library (Essentials v1, Essentials v2 or Essentials v3)
Choice of Resolution (2K, 4K or 5K)
Comes on a USB 3.0 Hard Drive
MSRP: $999 (2K), $1999 (4K), $3999 (5K)

http://www.rampantdesigntools.com

 

From Artbeats we have not one but four $500 certificates to buy footage from the vast Artbeats library. Check out Artbeats.com for pure high quality material for your next production.

Royalty-Free Stock Footage http://www.artbeats.com

Great Prize from Avid!

From independent artists to collaborating on a team, it’s never been easier to create with Avid. Join us at MediaMotion Ball 2016 for a chance to win a 1-year Subscription to your choice of our most power creative apps ever.

Designed to handle high volumes of disparate file-based media, Media Composer delivers 2K, 4K, and UHD workflows, real-time collaboration, and powerful media management, eliminating time-consuming tasks so you can focus on telling a great story. And now the choice is yours—edit on premises, or remotely through the cloud—access through a low-cost subscription, on-demand via floating license, or own it outright—making Media Composer the most versatile and accessible tool for professional creative editorial.

Avid.com/MediaComposer



Pro Tools redefined the music, film, and TV industry, providing everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix music and audio. Now Pro Tools sets the stage for Avid Cloud Collaboration, Avid Marketplace, and flexible licensing options, so media professionals can access the industry standard in more affordable ways than ever. The choice is yours.

Avid.com/ProTools



The Pro Tools Annual Subscription with Upgrade Plan (Billed monthly) is $299.04 USD total for 1-year.
The Media Composer Annual Subscription with Standard Support (Billed monthly) is $599.88 USD for 1-year.

We are delighted to have Video Copilot returning as a Gold Sponsor of the MediaMotion Ball!
Andrew Kramer and the rest of the gang from Video Copilot will join in the festivities at the MediaMotion Ball.
Not only that, but they're providing some great prizes to give away!

(1) 3D Shader Bundle: Element 3D V2 + Pro Shaders 2 - $249.95
(1) 3D Light Bundle: Element 3D V2 + BackLight + Pro Shaders 2 - $299.95
(1) Motion Design Bundle: Element 3D V2 + BackLight + Pro Shaders 2 + Motion Design 2 - $349.95
(1) Ultra Studio Bundle: Jetstrike + Flight Kit + Metropolitan + Element 3D V2 + Pro Shaders 2 + Motion Design 2 + BackLight + MotionPulse Blackbox + Shockwave Pack - $699.50


https://www.videocopilot.net/bundles/

 

 

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Here are the prizes we gave away lin 2015:

From Larry Jordan and Associates:
Three lucky winners will each get a 3-month subscription to Larry's fabulous training
Value is $60 each prize
https://larryjordan.com/membership


From That Studio:
http://thatstudio.com/ (site update soon)
THAT Studio Effects - $599 - Over a hundred gigabytes of practically shot visual effects, custom-crafted effects, professionally composed audio and music for film and television. The entire THAT Studio Effects library and every individual bundle includes lifetime updates and downloads of new effects in that bundle. Purchase individual bundles, such as Fire, Smoke, Snow and Atmospheres. Preview everything before purchasing when using THAT Studio Effects Panel in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 or After Effects CC 2014 (or higher).
THAT Studio Colour - $99 - A revolutionary new approach to color correction & grading, THAT Studio Colour features 100 corrections & pre-built looks, allowing a unique color scheme to enhance your film, while providing a simplified toolkit for complex tasks like shot matching and balancing.
THAT Studio Atmospheres II - $149- Each set has 50 custom created atmospheres for film and television. Includes Romantic, Epic, Urban, Ambient, and Ethnic/Historic. Designed to move your story forward, Hand-crafted, hand-created, composed atmospheres.

Digital Rebellion
2 x Kollaborate 1-year license
Cloud workflow platform for video professionals. Upload files to the cloud, share them with colleagues and clients, then import their feedback back into your NLE.
$300 each
3 x CinePlay for Mac
Professional desktop video player with timecode, masking, safe areas, markers and annotations.
$29 each
2 x Pro Maintenance Tools
Maintain, optimize and troubleshoot your editing system. Can clear out troublesome files and repair projects and movie clips.
$129 each
2 x Pro Media Tools
Media management tools for video professionals. QC video files, edit metadata and detect gamma shifts.
$99 each
http://www.digitalrebellion.com/


From Divergent Media:
Clipwrap $49
The Fastest and Easiest Solution for AVCHD and HDV Media

Scopebox $99
Monitoring, Scopes, Capture
http://www.divergentmedia.com/

 

BorisFX/Imagineer Systems
Mocha Pro $1,495.00
Boris Continuum Complete AE ($995) or AVX ($1995)
http://www.borisfx.com

Artbeats
4x $500 Certificate

Royalty-Free Stock Footage
http://www.artbeats.com

Screenlight
1 year of the ScreenLight 15 GB plan, which is regularly $49 per month.
https://screenlight.tv/

SternFX (Eran Stern)
2x After Effects for Video Editors
2x Broadcast Graphics Templates for Premiere Pro
2x Broadcast Graphics Templates Vol. 1
2x Broadcast Graphics Templates Vol. 2
8 prizes worth $49 each
http://www.sternfx.com

Imagine Products - Dan Montgomery
6 USB Power Banks
$20 each
These are the VERY handy to get your smartphone powered through the long and active days at NAB!
http://www.imagineproducts.com

iOgrapher
5 iPhone 5 ($49.95) bundled with lens ($39.95)
5 iPad mini ($59.95) bundled with lens ($39.95)
5 iPad Air ($59.95) bundled with lens ($39.95)
http://www.iographer.com

Digital Anarchy
Beauty Box $149 and
Flicker Free $149
http://digitalanarchy.com/

Digieffects
3x Digisuites $299 each
http://www.digieffects.com/

GenArts
Two permanent licenses of Sapphire for Adobe CC, Avid Media Composer, and OFX for your raffle. (Group 2)
$2800 each
http://www.genarts.com/

Cycore
6 copies of Path and Sphere bundles
$249 each

Rampant Design Tools
4K Studio Essentials v1 + 4K Studio Essentials v2.
This is one prize. It comes on 2 hard drives. It is 7TB of 4K style effects (over 10,000 effects) and it is worth $4000.

Matt Stoneking and the team from Atomos will be on hand to meet, greet and tell you about their great recorders. They are also providing some fantastic prizes for MMB attendees:
Shogun $1995


RECORD 4K FROM THE WORLD'S BEST CAMERAS
The new wave of 4K cameras from Japan are arming the Pro Video world with amazing sensors at affordable price points, but falling short when it comes to Recording & Monitoring capability. Shogun completes the solution for professionals, with a class leading 7" high resolution monitor, Balanced XLR audio, HDMI & SDI connectivity, Recording direct to 422 10 bit ProRes and all to high capacity, affordable and open market SSD's.
http://www.atomos.com/shogun/
Ninja Blade $995
The Ultimate Portable HDMI Recorder-Monitor for filmmakers. Ninja Blade allows the recording of pristine, 10-bit images straight from the camera sensor directly to inexpensive HDD or SSD drives, captured using Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD codecs. Waveform, vectorscope and monitor assist tools such as tri-level focus peaking, zebra, false colour and blue-only offer a very comprehensive test and shot setup tool kit.
http://www.atomos.com/ninja-blade/

HDDisk are a provider of storage solutions targeting the video market. Many of you will remember it's principal, Milton Zeledon, from the old Promax days with Charles McConathy. Actually, they were together at Micronet before that. Suffice it to say there's a lot of history there. Now returning for their 3rd year of supporting the MMB.



A great prize giveaway from HDDisk:
AKiTiO Thunder Duo 2TB http://www.hddisk.us.com/akitiostorage/thunderduo.html
Finally, a portable dual bay Thunderbolt™ device featuring two Thunderbolt ports! Experience the awesome speed, performance and flexibility of Thunderbolt. This compact and easy to use device was built for speed and portability. The product is available bundled with either hard drives or solid state drives (SSD's) or as an empty enclosure thereby allowing users to install the drives of their choice. Convenient removable trays allow for easy removal and replacement of drives without the need for any tools. The drives are kept cool by the built-in fan.

Maxon has been a generous sponsor of the MediaMotion Ball since its inception. To celebrate 18-years of unwavering sponsorship, Paul Babb of Maxon, well known for his passion for 3D motion graphics, this year will again share his passion for wine by providing a couple of great wines all of the attendees can enjoy with their sumptuous dinner. More details on this very soon!
In addition, Maxon will be supplying a great prize:



CINEMA 4D Broadcast R16 has everything you need to create dynamic broadcast graphics quickly and easily. If you are a motion graphics artist looking to add 3D to your existing suite of tools, then this is the ideal choice for you. Value of this prize: $1,695.00
http://www.maxon.net
Thanks to Paul Babb and everyone on the Maxon team for their continued, generous support of the MediaMotion Ball. Without support from generous sponsors like Maxon, this long-running user event would simply not be possible.

We are delighted to welcome back aescripts + aeplugins as a sponsor of the MMB.
http://aescripts.com/
Lloyd Alvarez and the gang will be on-hand to meet, greet and answer your questions about all the cool stuff available from this repository and marketplace of high-end scripts and plugins for many leading 2D and 3D software packages such as Adobe After Effects and Maxon Cinema 4D.

They are also providing some great prizes to lucky MMB attendees!
1. Full license for Plexus 2 ($199.99) http://aescripts.com/plexus/
2. Full license for Newton 2 ($249.99) http://aescripts.com/newton/
3. $500 aescripts + aeplugins gift-card that can be used for anything on their site

We'd like to welcome brand new sponsor TeamPeople to the 18th annual MediaMotion Ball
TeamPeople is a media production and AV talent agency providing creative and technical talent to a wide variety of clients including; broadcast/cable networks, independent production companies, Fortune 100 companies, government and multi-national organizations. We place top-tier talent in full-time and project based roles nationwide and abroad. Our role ranges from on-site management of entire departments to supplementing a creative team with just the right person. TeamPeople talent agents are excited to attend the MediaMotion Ball to meet editors, designers and producers from all over the world. Let us put you to work on your next big project. www.teampeople.tv

TeamPeople is also providing a great prize to a lucky attendee of the MMB…an iPad mini!

From independent artists to collaborating on a team, it's never been easier to create with Avid. Join us at MediaMotion Ball 2015 for a chance to win a 1-year Subscription to your choice of our most power creative apps ever.

Designed to handle high volumes of disparate file-based media, Media Composer delivers 2K, 4K, and UHD workflows, real-time collaboration, and powerful media management, eliminating time-consuming tasks so you can focus on telling a great story. And now the choice is yours—edit on premises, or remotely through the cloud—access through a low-cost subscription, on-demand via floating license, or own it outright—making Media Composer the most versatile and accessible tool for professional creative editorial. Avid.com/MediaComposer

Pro Tools redefined the music, film, and TV industry, providing everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix music and audio. Now Pro Tools 12 sets the stage for Avid Cloud Collaboration, the upcoming Avid Marketplace, and flexible licensing options, so media professionals can access the industry standard in more affordable ways than ever. The choice is yours.
Avid.com/ProTools

The Pro Tools 12 Annual Subscription with Upgrade Plan (Billed monthly is $299.04 USD total for
1-year. The Media Composer Annual Subscription with Standard Support (Billed monthly) is $599.88 USD for 1-year.

See you on April 13!

We'd like to welcome G-Technology as a silver sponsor of MediaMotion Ball 2015!

G-Technology's roots are deeply ingrained in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the professional content creation market. From storing, transferring, editing and distributing content, G-Technology makes the workflow simpler, better and faster.

G-Technology's high-performance portable and desktop drives, flexible transfer/edit solutions and fast RAID systems are all built for professional content creation environments where performance and reliability are paramount. BecauseG-Technology holds itself to the highest standards, its products can be found in premier post-production facilities worldwide.

Greg Crosby and Mike Williams from G-Tech will be at the MMB and happy to meet and answer your questions about their storage solutions. They also come bearing gifts!
Two lucky MMB guests will walk away with one of these G-Tech prizes:

G-DOCK ev http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-dock-ev-thunderbolt-2-bay-raid
MSRP $649.95

G-RAID with removable drives 8TB http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-raid-removable
MSRP $699.95

Welcome back Zax and Alex from Zaxwerks!


MediaMotion Ball supporters every year!
Zaxwerks will be giving away 2 complete ProAnimator 8.5 Combo Bundles, each containing eight Zaxwerks products, worth $3200.


Zaxwerks ProAnimator is not ordinary 3D software. ProAnimator specializes in 3D motion graphics so it focuses on the tools needed to get a motion graphics job done as quickly and easily as possible. If you use Adobe Illustrator you will use the same skills in ProAnimator. Making changes is easy. Doing multiple versions is easy. Animate thousands of objects without lifting a keyframe. If you do motion graphics for a living ProAnimator lets you click less and do more.
http://www.zaxwerks.com

We'd like to welcome a new sponsor to the MediaMotion Ball fold. Wipster!
Wipster is a beautifully designed, intuitive video review and approval platform for video producers, filmmakers, corporate media teams, and content creators. Wipster helps bring together video creatives, their colleagues and clients from wherever they may be to collaborate on media projects; simply, elegantly and quickly. Pinpoint commenting offers a fun and intuitive way to chat to each other about work-in-progress where it makes sense - right on top of the video.


One lucky attendee will receive a Wipster Annual 'Team' Account, valued at $500.

Flanders Scientific is returning as a Gold sponsor of the MediaMotion Ball. Bram Desmet, Kris Merkel and the entire team of great people at Flanders are back on-board to support this all-volunteer community event.

Flanders Scientific is an Alpharetta, GA (Atlanta Metro Area) based company offering high quality professional equipment to the broadcast and post production industries. In addition to our Atlanta area headquarters FSI also operates a sales and service center in Lier, Belgium providing direct service to customers throughout Europe.

Flanders makes some of the finest color-critical monitors in the business. Quite a range of size and price options from LCD to OLED and backlight options, serving a variety of post production or field production needs. You can find all of their offerings at http://www.flandersscientific.com

Also, they recently posted a cool menu simulator that you can use to familiarize yourself with the tremendous feature set of these monitors. http://www.flandersscientific.com/index/news.php

For their prize, Flanders are offering a $1000 discount off your entire order on ShopFSI.com

 

We are very happy to have Adobe as one of our silver sponsors for the MediaMotion Ball!

Adobe is also providing a great prize to the prize pool!

ONE FREE YEAR of Adobe Creative Cloud!
Get the entire collection of Adobe creative tools for one year free. Edit your videos, mix sound, add motion graphics and even create promotional materials—all in house.

Imagine being able to have a full suite of the latest and greatest production software, just for coming to a great dinner where you can mingle with the best and brightest in the digital post and mograph community.

Many thanks to Adobe for their generous support of the MMB.

We are happy to introduce Tiger Technology as a sponsor of the MediaMotion Ball 2015!
Angus Mackay and other representatives from Tiger Technology will be at the MMB as well as providing an awesome prize.
Since 2003, Tiger Technology has been committed to delivering easy to use, reliable and budget-friendly systems that advance the field of shared storage management and workgroup collaboration.Our understanding of the markets we serve, together with our expertise in collaborative workflows, has led us to develop complete storage solutions designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind. Users want to be able to build a foundation for their workflows, which include shared storage, project collaboration and management, and media life cycle management. They wish to do it quickly, without knowledge of fabrics, arbitrated loops, network masks, or file systems, etc. and they need the system to be easy to administer and manage.To address this need, Tiger developed the Tiger Series, a complete range of Intelligent Storage Workflow Solutions that provide advanced project collaboration and easy setup and management.
Prize info from Tiger Technology:
Tiger Store Storage Workflow Software transforms your un-managed direct attached storage into an intelligent collaborative shared storage workflow platform. With a few clicks in the easy Tiger Store web UI you can use the storage and the network connection of your choice to create productivity-boosting, multi-user workflow systems. Share media and metadata among users, use all your favorite front-end applications, collaborate on projects, and let Tiger Store handle file system and sequence defragmentation for maximum performance, productivity, and uptime.
We will offer a Master licence and four high speed connection licences, total value is $5K US.
Please be aware that to use this software, users will need to meet the requirements listed here:
http://www.tiger-technology.com/…/tiger-series/tiger-store/…

But Tiger are happy to talk to the winner about other options…

Blackmagic Design is returning once again as a Gold sponsor of the MediaMotion Ball. We are so grateful for their support, which keeps this great event going!
Terry Frechette, Kerry Lamond and the rest of the gang from BMD are also packing great prize giveaways!


Prize 1: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (MSRP $995) Blackmagic Designąs Pocket Cinema Camera is a pocket sized Super 16 digital film camera that's small enough to keep with you at all times, so you'll never miss a shot. Get true digital film images with feature film style 13 stops of dynamic range, Super 16 sensor size, high quality lossless CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes recording and the flexibility of an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, all packed into an incredibly tiny size. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records 1080HD resolution ProRes 422 (HQ) files direct to fast SD cards, so you can immediately edit or color correct your media on your laptop. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is everything you need to bring cinematic film look shooting to the most difficult and remote locations.

Prize 2: DaVinci Resolve (MSRP $995) Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve is the world's highest performance color correction solution for Mac OS, Windows and Linux computers and has been used to grade more feature films, television commercials, documentaries, episodic television productions and music videos than any other color grading system, including box office hits such as Avatar,˛ Robin Hood,˛ The Fighters˛ and Transformers.˛ DaVinci Resolve has the power of a true real time performance solution and handles complex color grades even when using dozens of primaries, secondaries, Power Windows, multi point tracking, noise reduction, blurs and more. DaVinci Resolve for Mac and Windows offers incredibly strong performance in a low cost solution, providing customers with the opportunity to easily add more GPUąs for supercomputer power to handle 4K resolutions, stereoscopic 3D and even real time grading direct from ARRI raw and RED raw R3D files for unprecedented deep bit depth and feature film quality.


Prize 3: Fusion 7 Studio (MSRP $995) Blackmagic Design's Fusion is the world's most advanced compositing software for visual effects artists, broadcast and motion graphic designers and 3D animators. Fusion features an easy and powerful node based interface so you can construct complex effects simply by connecting various types of processing together. You also get a massive range of features and effects included, so you can create exciting broadcast graphics, television commercials, dramatic title sequences and even major feature film visual effects. With more than 25 years of development, Fusion has been used on more than 1,000 major Hollywood feature films, including blockbusters like Maleficent,˛ Edge of Tomorrow,˛ Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,˛ The Amazing Spider-Man 2˛ and łThe Hunger Games,˛ as well as hit television shows like Battlestar Galactica,˛ Orphan Black˛ and many more.
All the details can be found at http://www.blackmagicdesign.com

Gold sponsor Red Giant are back this year, supporting the MediaMotion Ball and are giving a bunch of great software to 3 lucky attendees!
Magic Bullet Suite ($799 value) - 2 copies
Magic Bullet Suite: Color correction, finishing and film looks for filmmakers.
Magic Bullet Suite is a set of seven tools that bring intuitive, powerful color correction, and beyond, right to your editorial timeline.
Universe Annual Subscription ($99 retail) - 1 copy
Universe: Expanding. Faster. Everywhere.
A community with access to an ever-expanding library of new FREE tools for filmmakers, editors, VFX artists, and motion designers.
You can learn more at http://www.redgiant.com
Thanks to Red Giant Software for being such great supporters of our user events.

We are very excited to have Pond5 back as a sponsor for MediaMotion Ball 2015!
The fine folks from Pond5 will be on hand and are bringing some great prizes with them. How about six $200 certificates for free footage, music tracks & sound effects + AE projects.
Pond5 is the world's most vibrant marketplace for media makers, offering the web's largest collection of royalty-free stock video footage, as well as millions of stock photos, illustrations, music tracks, sound effects, Adobe After Effects project templates, and 3D models.

Disrupting the traditional stock agency model with an open, dynamic marketplace, Pond5 invites media makers from all over the world to submit their own content and set their own prices, earning 50% on each sale – significantly higher than traditional players.
http://www.pond5.com

Toolfarm is supporting this venerable community event many ways. They are helping financially, Michele, Alicia and Kim are helping provide our social media coverage from Vegas, and, they're bringing a great prize to the table!
One lucky attendee will receive a $200 Certificate to Toolfarm.com
Taking our "pick your own prize" format to the next level, if the winner chooses this prize they can apply it to anything in the Toolfarm store!
http://www.toolfarm.com


Many thanks to our friends at Toolfarm for the prize and for their support of this entirely volunteer user event.

The IMUG would also like to welcome AJA, who are returning this year as our 2015 Platinum sponsor of the MediaMotion Ball. AJA Video Systems has been a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion and desktop solutions supporting the professional broadcast and post-production markets since 1993.
"The MediaMotion Ball is an awesome chance for AJA to get behind an event that is focused on bringing people together." said Tony Cacciarelli, AJA Product Marketing Manager. "We are excited to continue to support this user event, as we continue to provide quality solutions for video professionals."
AJA is also offering up a fantastic prize:
MMB guests will each get a chance to win an AJA Io 4k valued at $1995 (US)
Io 4K is the next evolution of capture and output hardware offering a full set of professional video and audio connectivity with support for the latest 4K and UltraHD devices. The power of Thunderbolt 2 enables Io 4K to handle a wide range of formats from SD to HD, UHD and full 4K over both SDI and HDMI. Details of all of the powerful capabilities of the Io 4k are here: http://www.aja.com/en/products/io-4k

We are delighted to have Video Copilot returning as a Gold Sponsor of the MediaMotion Ball.
The gang from Video Copilot will join in the festivities at the MediaMotion Ball.
Not only that, but they're providing some great prizes to give away!
(1) 3D Shader Bundle: Element 3D V2 + Pro Shaders 2 - $249.95
(1) 3D Light Bundle: Element 3D V2 + BackLight + Pro Shaders 2 - $299.95
(1) Motion Design Bundle: Element 3D V2+ BackLight+ Pro Shaders 2+ Motion Design 2 - $349.95
(1) Ultra Studio Bundle: Jetstrike + Flight Kit + Metropolitan + Element 3D V2 + Pro Shaders 2 + Motion Design 2 + BackLight + MotionPulse Blackbox + Shockwave Pack - $699.50

https://www.videocopilot.net/bundles/

We are delighted to announce a new Gold sponsor for the MediaMotion Ball:
Next Limit Technologies, makers of RealFlow.
RealFlow is an industry-standard, out-of-the-box fluid simulation software. Fast and easy to use, it is compatible with ALL major 3D platforms.
Whether you're familiar with the software itself or not, we have little doubt you have seen what it is capable of in the VFX of hundreds of films, commercials and games.
Katie Norris and Gustavo Sanchez from @RealFlowLabs will be at the MMB and eager to answer your questions and tell you more about RealFlow.
Plus, they are bringing with them 3 amazing prizes to be given away to the lucky MMB guests.
Three Standard Licenses of RealFlow, each worth $3995, are up for grabs! Total prize value is $11,985
You can learn more about RealFlow at http://www.realflow.com

Are your monitors calibrated?

MMB silver sponsor Spectracal is returning for another great year supporting the MMB.



SpectraCal's studio software line is designed for broadcasting, production and post-production professionals who rely on the accuracy of their reference monitors to create and edit color-critical video content.
SpectraCal's Grand Prize – CalMAN Studio, C6, and VirtualForge ($2,495)

SpectraCal's Second Place Prize – CalMAN Studio Lite software w/VirtualForge ($995)

SpectraCal's Third Place Prize – CalMAN RGB w/C3 ($249)


Remember when your name is drawn at the MMB you get to pick your own prize from what remains on the prize table!

 

We are very excited to welcome back RE:Vision Effects as a sponsor for MediaMotion Ball 2015!
The fine folks from RE:Vision Effects will be there to mix it up, answer your questions and perhaps share a few laughs!



From Pierre Jasmin, Pete Litwinowicz, Lori Freitag and the RE:Vision Effects team:
RE:Vision Effects provides superior plugin technologies for retiming, motion blur, warping and morphing, deinterlacing, denoising and other sophisticated filtering needed to enhance your favorite application. Our products support many applications. See link below for compatibility info.
Prize bundle!
RE:Vision Effects prize this year at MediaMotion Ball is the Effections Plus bundle for the platform of your choice.
For example, Effections Plus for AE is $1195 - not all products supported in all apps...
http://revisionfx.com/products/effections/compatibility/
Effections includes the popular and acclaimed Twixtor and ReelSmart Motion Blur, and more!