Pink Pigeon https://pinkpigeon.net Post Production and DVD Authoring Thu, 25 Jul 2019 03:35:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 Motorhead ‘Get Back In Line’ https://pinkpigeon.net/2019/07/23/motorhead-get-back-in-line/ Tue, 23 Jul 2019 06:04:09 +0000 https://pinkpigeon.net/?p=21 This is what want for Christmas – a bunch of seasoned rockers beating up greedy fat-cat bankers! While it might seem like a bit of fun to try to emulate Rage Against The Machine and pip X-factor to Christmas number one, turning on the news today the message seems altogether more sinister. You could well be […]

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This is what want for Christmas – a bunch of seasoned rockers beating up greedy fat-cat bankers! While it might seem like a bit of fun to try to emulate Rage Against The Machine and pip X-factor to Christmas number one, turning on the news today the message seems altogether more sinister.

You could well be mistaken that beating up fat-cat bankers is exactly what we want for Christmas.

The controversial video for Motörhead’s new song “Get Back In Line” is directed by Geraldine Geraghty of Kyng Films, and included on the bonus DVD of the band’s forthcoming album “The World is Yours”.
In addition the DVD features interviews with band members, and an acoustic version of their hit song “Ace of Spades”, soundtrack to a recent Kronenberg ad. We encoded the video, designed the menu, inserted subtitles and authored the DVD, a precursor to a bigger DVD release in the new year.

Opening with shots of bankers gambling and snorting cocaine, the band storm this den of iniquity and using their fists, broken table legs, and bottles, smash it to pieces. Heartfelt lyrics scream out –
“We are trapped in luxury, starving on parole, No one told us who to love, we have sold our souls,” conveying the anger and disappointment felt by frontman, Lemmy, with his generation;

Giving bonuses to the people who just fouled the Gulf of Mexico, and their own grandchildren are going to have to wear gas masks to go to school. And they still go on doing it, raking in the greedy dollar. I can’t believe it. I flat out can’t believe it. All them big guys control the governments of the world completely. I mean there’s no fooling there. F**king pigs, to use an old fashioned word.
Never Trust anybody over 35 except me.

Whether it is greedy bankers, politicians with broken promises, or the oppression of free speech that provokes your ire this Christmas, buying this song would be a better way of making a statement than actually beating bankers up in real life. In real life, the bankers in the video are actors, traditionally underpaid, who could no doubt do with a few extra pennies in their pockets this Christmas.

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Scottee ‘Never Trust a Man in a Wig’ https://pinkpigeon.net/2019/06/07/scottee-never-trust-a-man-in-a-wig/ Fri, 07 Jun 2019 07:49:52 +0000 https://pinkpigeon.net/?p=31 This is the first DVD from performance artist Scottee. Never Trust a Man in a Wig includes six short films, each written, performed and edited in 24hrs from 2006 – 2009. Pink Pigeon authored, duplicated and delivered, simple as that.

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This is the first DVD from performance artist Scottee. Never Trust a Man in a Wig includes six short films, each written, performed and edited in 24hrs from 2006 – 2009.

Pink Pigeon authored, duplicated and delivered, simple as that.

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Ready, Aim, Fire!!! https://pinkpigeon.net/2019/06/06/ready-aim-fire/ Thu, 06 Jun 2019 19:09:24 +0000 https://pinkpigeon.net/?p=25 Bringing peace and quiet to the residents of St. Louis

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Bringing peace and quiet to the residents of St. Louis

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Mosaic Films ‘Animated Minds’ https://pinkpigeon.net/2019/05/21/mosaic-films-animated-minds/ Tue, 21 May 2019 17:06:46 +0000 https://pinkpigeon.net/?p=41 Is a series of short animated documentaries which use real testimony from people who have experienced mental health problems. The films won a BAFTA in 2010 and have also been nominated for both BANFF and Grierson Awards. We created motion menus to fit with the style of the animations, then authored and replicated the masterto deliver […]

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Is a series of short animated documentaries which use real testimony from people who have experienced mental health problems. The films won a BAFTA in 2010 and have also been nominated for both BANFF and Grierson Awards.

We created motion menus to fit with the style of the animations, then authored and replicated the masterto deliver fully packaged ready-for-sale DVDs. We first met series director and producer Andy Glynne in 2002 through the Documentary Filmmakers Group, an organisation he established to promote documentary filmmaking talent. Andy also founded DFG Films in 2003, one of the first companies to bring animated documentaries to the UK. In 2007 they merged with Mosaic Films to form Mosaic Film LLP, with Andy as their managing director.

In addition to the BAFTA, Mosaic Films recently won an RTS Award and a Mental Health Media Award for the series, which can be purchased through the Animated Minds website

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The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman https://pinkpigeon.net/2019/04/05/the-return-of-the-six-million-dollar-man-and-the-bionic-woman/ Fri, 05 Apr 2019 17:29:55 +0000 https://pinkpigeon.net/?p=37 An enjoyable commission from Mediumrare Entertainment to produce the DVD for this cult film starring Lee Majors as Colonel Steve Austin. With a focus on menu design and video encoding, we corrected a one-phase field shift in the PAL master to restore the progressive feel to the film. Enjoy Lee Majors jumping over tall buildings and flipping […]

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An enjoyable commission from Mediumrare Entertainment to produce the DVD for this cult film starring Lee Majors as Colonel Steve Austin.

With a focus on menu design and video encoding, we corrected a one-phase field shift in the PAL master to restore the progressive feel to the film. Enjoy Lee Majors jumping over tall buildings and flipping cars in all his original super slow-mo glory.

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https://pinkpigeon.net/2019/03/28/49/ Thu, 28 Mar 2019 00:52:23 +0000 https://pinkpigeon.net/?p=49 Diabetes Day to Day An educational, multi-lingual DVD to accompany the Diabetes Day to Day programme launched by the Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust. The DVD contains 12 short films and tells real life stories of local people living with diabetes. Filmed on location in Tower Hamlets in English, Bengali and Somali. We completed the DVD production, including […]

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An educational, multi-lingual DVD to accompany the Diabetes Day to Day programme launched by the Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust. The DVD contains 12 short films and tells real life stories of local people living with diabetes. Filmed on location in Tower Hamlets in English, Bengali and Somali.

We completed the DVD production, including motion menu designs, DVD authoring, pre-mastering to DLT and an in-house duplication run.

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Christina https://pinkpigeon.net/2019/03/07/christina/ Thu, 07 Mar 2019 18:44:01 +0000 https://pinkpigeon.net/?p=27 Soho, DVDs, soft porn… It was bound to happen eventually and after seven years we finally completed our first adult DVD, starring Jewel Shepard as Christina, the ‘Playgirl of the Western World’, who is constantly looking for new experiences and adventure. All in a very tastefully produced DVD.

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Soho, DVDs, soft porn… It was bound to happen eventually and after seven years we finally completed our first adult DVD, starring Jewel Shepard as Christina, the ‘Playgirl of the Western World’, who is constantly looking for new experiences and adventure. All in a very tastefully produced DVD.

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Winkreative ‘TOTO’ https://pinkpigeon.net/2019/03/04/winkreative-toto/ Mon, 04 Mar 2019 22:32:15 +0000 https://pinkpigeon.net/?p=39 Employed by Winkreative we created tradeshow and exhibition DVDs for TOTO, Japan’s leading sanitary company. TOTO launched its operations in Europe in March 2009 and Winkreative developed the complete European communications strategy, concept and creative direction for TOTO. We created interactive DVDs for TOTO’s futuristic bathroom exhibitions, including editing and encoding all their HD content […]

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Employed by Winkreative we created tradeshow and exhibition DVDs for TOTO, Japan’s leading sanitary company.

TOTO launched its operations in Europe in March 2009 and Winkreative developed the complete European communications strategy, concept and creative direction for TOTO.

We created interactive DVDs for TOTO’s futuristic bathroom exhibitions, including editing and encoding all their HD content to be played on display screens around the exhibitions.

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Online Piracy – Innovation not Legislation: What We Can Learn From The Past https://pinkpigeon.net/2019/02/13/online-piracy-innovation-not-legislation-what-we-can-learn-from-the-past/ Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:10:21 +0000 https://pinkpigeon.net/?p=23 Technology moves faster than legislation. The moment Napster is sued for its centralised file-sharing service, technology allows users to move to non-centralised file sharing. The moment users of non-centralised file sharing are attacked, technology allows them to disappear; Hide My Ass enables users to surf the web anonymously. Legal attacks on individual users only compound the problem for […]

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Technology moves faster than legislation. The moment Napster is sued for its centralised file-sharing service, technology allows users to move to non-centralised file sharing. The moment users of non-centralised file sharing are attacked, technology allows them to disappear; Hide My Ass enables users to surf the web anonymously.

Legal attacks on individual users only compound the problem for the copyright-holders. Analyst Don Labriola, citing work by Princeton Professor Joel Cooper, points out that “The harder you push the more you fail … applying an overly harsh remedy to even one community member can have undesired effects on the entire group”.

Some now see the error of this legislation. CEO of management company the Firm, Jeff Kwatinetz, believes that suing Napster “was the moment that the labels killed themselves”. More recently, ISPs in England have lashed out against the new Digital Economy Act, which forces them to suspend the internet connection of file-sharing users; branding it “draconian” (Andrew Heaney, TalkTalk’s director of strategy and regulation).

In Sweden, ISPs are rebelling. As in England, a new law—based on the European Union’s Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive (IPRED)—allows copyright-holders to obtain a court order forcing ISPs to provide the IP addresses identifying which computers have been sharing copyrighted material. Swedish ISP ePhone has successfully appealed a court order demanding it hand over the IP addresses of P2P users. Significantly, the case is now destined for the European Courts of Justice; which will mean a review of how the IPRED law is used in Sweden. Meanwhile, broadband ISPs Tele2, Bahnhof, and Alltele all reacted by deleting consumer IP data; rendering the law somewhat useless.

There was a moment, in the not so distant past, when sense prevailed in a similar dispute between new disruptive technology and a threatened established industry:

In 1984, rather than criminalise the millions of users who already owned VCRs, the US Supreme Court found in favour of technology (Sony) over the copyright-holders (Universal). Universal Studios and Disney Productions owned copyrights on television shows and feature films broadcast by television networks. When Sony introduced the VCR, it suddenly enabled users to record (read ‘Download’) their copyrighted content to watch at more convenient times. This disrupted the prevailing commercial business model by allowing users to fast-forward the commercial breaks. Fearing loss of advertising revenues, Universal and Disney claimed that Sony contributed to large-scale copyright infringement by selling their VCRs. The Court ultimately resolved the conflict by extending “fair-use” to include the practise of time-shifting, recording a programme or film for non-commercial use.

In the end, of course, both Sony and Universal came out the winners; Sony by being allowed to sell VCRs, and Universal by inventing a more efficient and profitable business model – the movie-rental market. In 2009, sell-through video on physical media was the largest single revenue source for film in the UK.

So what are we to make of the recent news – the cracking of the content protection system for Blu-Ray? Are we to expect even tougher, harsher laws to protect the content owners?

If only we could learn from the lessons of the past, if only the content owners would understand the negative effect of harsh laws, if only the law were used effectively to help bridge the gap between established industries and new technologies.

Everyone involved could learn a thing or two from Donald Labriola’s illuminating work Dissonant Paradigms and Unintended Consequences: Can (and Should) the Law Save Us from Technology?Published in the autumn 2009 issue of the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology.

Labriola’s article highlights some of the problems of rationalist legal analysis in dealing effectively with illicit file sharing. By failing to recognize both parties in the dispute, the content owners and the online file sharing community, “rationalist analysis encourages a one-sided perspective that casts disruptive technology and new-paradigm communities as villains.”

Turning to the theories of social psychologist Leon Festinger, Labriola seeks to explain why seemingly rational solutions fail to work. By revealing the underlying motivations of both communities, he strives to add a level of subtlety to existing legal models used to understand and resolve such issues, pointing out that “[new communities] may be acting in accord with norms that the law will one day recognise.”

While it is reasonable that content owners should look to the law to protect their investments, appreciating the effect of their actions would help them avoid unintended consequences.

The [record] labels … have reinforc[ed] their schoolyard-bully image with high-profile lawsuits that threaten small-time music downloaders with extraordinary fines.

Record companies might instead try to understand the online music community’s shared beliefs and behaviour – as, for example, Apple has done with their iTunes Music Store. “Apple CEO Steve Jobs has made it clear that Apple is one of them, openly challenging the labels’ hardline anti-piracy stance.”

Labriola makes the point that “the courts have rarely done more than delay the inevitable.” Further, are the lawmakers’ efforts to shield established industries from new technology even desirable? “Technology that fosters more efficient and flexible ways of working, playing, communicating, or transacting business serves the public good and is essential for survival in a global economy.”

Instead the courts could help by working to build bridges. Rather than taking one side, force parties to submit to mediation or arbitration. “Consider how much healthier the music industry might be today had the A&M v. Napster court ordered it to negotiate joint ownership of Napster and work together in good faith to transform the site into a legal and profitable downloading service. Napster’s founders were clearly amenable to a merger but the labels could not risk alienating their … partners, such as CD retailers and distributors, by voluntarily undertaking such an effort. Had they been forced to do so under court order, however, they might have been relieved of much of that pressure.”

It is worth remembering that the Sony Court arrived at its ruling through conventional reasoning, by considering the relative effects of their actions on both parties.

Over 25 years on, “the lesson of Sony … is still being relearned to this day.”

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Maya Deren ‘Meshes of the Afternoon’ https://pinkpigeon.net/2018/11/29/maya-deren-meshes-of-the-afternoon/ Thu, 29 Nov 2018 06:00:11 +0000 https://pinkpigeon.net/?p=51 We were absolutely delighted to be asked by Tate Modern to make the exhibition DVD of Meshes of the Afternoon, one of the most influential films in experimental cinema and a big hit with us at Pink Pigeon. The seminal film was made in 1943 by Russian-born Maya Deren, an outspoken and influential filmmaker, writer, theorist […]

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We were absolutely delighted to be asked by Tate Modern to make the exhibition DVD of Meshes of the Afternoon, one of the most influential films in experimental cinema and a big hit with us at Pink Pigeon.

The seminal film was made in 1943 by Russian-born Maya Deren, an outspoken and influential filmmaker, writer, theorist and dancer, who spent much of her adult life in New York. The dream-like narrative has inspired filmmakers such as Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage and David Lynch. It plays permanently in Tate Modern’s Collection Displays on Level 3: Poetry and Dream.

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