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- August 24, 2001
According to Peter Main vice president of sales and marketing for Nintendo of America, the change of date was, "really was to make sure we avoided somebody else's misstep. We're noting the misfire that occurred one year ago when somebody came to market with 400,000 units."
Nintendo claims it
will have 700,000 units available for sale on November 18. However the
company doesn't address the strategic advantage it lost by giving the
earlier release date to Microsoft which will have a 10 day head start
with its Xbox.
"Imagine participating in an iTV experience in which you can create a 3D character, interact with it in sync with a television show, and then actually see your character appear in the TV broadcast," said Tracy Fullerton President of Spiderdance. We're looking to develop iTV experiences that are full of imagination and inspiration, and Nearlife's combination of great technology and creative talent will help us achieve that goal."
A unique opportunity exists for creating animated and live action TV properties with interactive characters that allow viewers to participate in real time with the broadcast and to see their characters appear in the show. Spiderdance and Nearlife believe this ability is the next step in the evolution of interactive programming.
will provide television studios and networks with an innovative, well-tested,
and low cost way to add creative audience participation to their programming,"
said Tinsley Galyean, Nearlife founder and C.E.O. "With characters
they can create and manipulate, viewers become immersed in the TV show
as never before, increasing audience retention and loyalty. We think this
is the future of interactive TV, and Spiderdance and Nearlife have the
technology to deliver it today."
The Art Institute
of Pittsburgh Offers BA in Digital Media
Digital Media Production was created to expand the school's traditional associate's degree program in Video Production. The bachelor's degree program offers graduates the opportunity to enhance their earning power and expand career opportunities in industries such as electronic and broadcast journalism, advertising and entertainment. Digital Media Production aims to prepare graduates for entry-level employment in a broad variety of positions including video editor, audio engineer, lighting technician, production coordinator and broadcast graphic designer. Students enrolled in Digital Media Production will also learn to integrate video into Internet-based applications.
"Digital Media Production offers an expanded curriculum with an important concentration in advanced technical knowledge and business of production courses," said George Pry, President of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. "Another important feature of the program is a cross-curricular system of electives that accurately reflects the industry's trend toward the convergence of many skills."
Demand for the bachelor's degree program was determined by a faculty curriculum committee and a professional advisory board of industry experts.
"We feel that the Digital Media Production program is firmly rooted in the digital use of video and film as a business communications and entertainment medium," said Don Gabany, Digital Media Production faculty member. "We encourage students to explore the creative artistry of filmmaking, but the core of the program is on the practical application of technology and the study of real-world communications."
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh offers bachelor's degree programs in Media Arts & Animation, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design and Multimedia & Web Design. Associate's degree programs are also offered in Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Multimedia & Web design, Photography and Video Production.
News Link of the
Day - Two More Harry Potter Films Planned
According to Nine MSN:
"Three months ahead of the launch of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Warner Bros is already negotiating a third sequel to it, according to media reports.
Kloves is to be paid a seven-figure sum to come up with a script for the
third film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban..."
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