first_imgAlongside these sessions, attendees will have an opportunity to get hands-on with systems that are designed for professional creators, like our Ready for VR Dell Precision workstations and 8K displays for the highest resolution visuals and immersive workflows, plus our latest laptops for creators on the go.An “Ask an Expert” area will be staffed by Adobe product specialists who also support the biggest Hollywood productions using Premiere Pro. They will be on hand to provide technical guidance, workflow advice and post production tips and tricks. We’ll also have cutting-edge, immersive Virtual Reality experiences to try, and an opportunity to have a stunning portrait taken by the renowned photographer, Mark Mann.Sundance always features a profoundly inspirational group of creators and we’re so proud to support their work and empower their storytelling with the best possible tools. We’re looking forward to a great festival!If you’re in Park City this weekend, please feel free to stop by the Dell Den at 528 Main St., or check out the highlights using #DellDen #Sundance. WSJ: The future of filmThe Wall Street Journal will be joined by special guests to drive a series of panels to explore the future of storytech, the future of equality and the future of deals. Our sweaters and snow boots are packed and we’re ready to join thousands of storytellers at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off this week in Utah.Dell and Sundance Institute are committed to supporting filmmakers, editors, and others in the media and entertainment industry; and we are excited to be the official technology sponsor of the Sundance Film Festival (January 24 – February 3) for the second year running. Dell will also be a Sundance sustainability partner, working closely with the team to bring attention to the importance of recycling and driving social and environmental good throughout the festival and beyond.Dell enables customers to accelerate the cycle of innovation. We see how technology can empower creators to push boundaries; whether that be through the incredible films showcased at the festival, or the innovative ways in which technology is used in the creative process.We are proud to provide the technology that creates an immersive, incredible experience for Sundance attendees. Dell workstations, displays and PCs will power the New Frontier showcase and support the Sundance Institute team to develop everything from billboard signage to demos, presentations, and the creation of daily recaps. Behind the scenes, Dell EMC infrastructure solutions have been deployed to provide compute and storage to support the ticketing process and keep the festival running smoothly.Open to all from January 25 – 28, the Dell Den in Park City will offer a relaxed, social atmosphere to network with like-minded creators, and we’ll be hosting workshops and panels focused on a broad range of topics impacting the industry.The #DellDen program this year includes:The Women of SundanceTwo-time Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, Ondi Timoner will host live WeTalk panels to spotlight some of the most innovative work being made by women. This special WeTalk event will feature some of the most highly-anticipated titles premiering at the festival. Ondi will be joined by the directors and producers of The Great Hack, The Inventor, This is Personal, Before You Know It and Shooting the Mafia. The show will culminate with a panel featuring Oscar-nominated director, Amy Berg and the DGA-nominated, Chai Vasarhelyi, director of Free Solo – the highest grossing documentary of all time. Storytelling Techniques and fast editing fixes Maxim Jago is a multi-award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, author, keynote, and futurist. As well as directing more than 30 short films, Maxim is an Adobe Master Trainer and the author of the Adobe Premiere Pro Classroom in a Book. Maxim will be sharing the valuable tips and techniques he lives by as a director, storyteller, technologist, and communicator. Creating Positive Change Environmentalist and Waterkeeper Alliance founder Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and the team behind Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky) will discuss the intersecting ways artists, activists, lawyers, politicians and citizens can affect positive change in the face of human-caused environmental crises. The Business of Multicultural Hollywood & Storytelling InnovationsJuVee Productions’ Josh Nelson and Rob Williams will discuss the economics of the entertainment industry, why supporting multicultural-driven content and creators is great for business and will also share how technology innovations are key to the process of turning out next-level work. Making the VR impossible, possible without breaking the bankDell’s commercial VR/AR solutions specialist Gary Radburn, and industry experts from CreamVR will explore the technology and resource developments for the future of VR Storytelling.last_img read more

first_imgNotus Heavy Lift Solutions has entered the US offshore wind market with the launch of an office in New York.According to Notus Heavy Lift Solutions, the venture is a result of several trips to the US which led to multiple client engagements in the North American region and provided the platform for expansion.The company said that due to the levels of interest it will also look to open a second office in Boston in the near future.“With the many years of inhouse experience and expertise Notus Heavy Lift Solutions has gained within the EU Offshore Wind Industry, we are in a strong position to add significant value and contribute to the burgeoning US offshore wind sectors,” Notus Heavy Lift Solutions Managing Director, Wesley Walberg, said.“Our primary focus will be to provide the correct level of support at an accelerated pace to overcome the steep learning curve that the US sector finds itself in. We are best positioned to support the US market in this way, ensuring future success whilst providing relevant local content and expertise along this exciting journey.”In addition, the company’s newly appointed Head of Global Sales, Richard Probert, will be involved in the US business, although the position has not been disclosed.In regard to offshore wind projects, the UK-based Notus Heavy Lift Solutions has worked on several domestic projects including the Lincs, Teesside, West of Duddon Sands, Gwynt y Môr and Westermost Rough wind farms.Several US East Coast states have recently committed to developing over 8GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030, with New Jersey leading the pack with a 3.5GW target, followed by New York’s 2.4GW commitment.Massachusetts aims at adding 1.6GW, with Maryland committing to two projects with a combined capacity of some 368MW. Connecticut’s recently issued Request for Proposals (RfP) pushed the overall offshore wind target over the 8GW mark.last_img read more

first_imgAUSTRALIA will defend their Women’s T20 World Cup title against India today,, with organisers aiming to break the record for the biggest crowd at a women’s sporting event.The four-time champions are the heavy favourites going into the final, which is being held on International Women’s Day, with India making their maiden appearance.However, India were the only team to beat Australia in the group stages, claiming a superb 17-run victory on the opening night of the tournament.More than 75 000 tickets have already been sold for the finale at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.The record for a women’s sporting event is 90 185, achieved at the Football World Cup final between United States and China in Pasadena, California in 1999.The MCG is one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world and can hold 100 024 persons.The final, which is bookended by a performance from Katy Perry, begins at 07:00 GMT, with commentary available on 5 Live Sports Extra and the BBC Sport website from 06:00 GMT.“We’re not coming just to put on a good show,” said Australia captain Meg Lanning. “We’re coming here to win.“It’s been a long time coming and the build-up to the game is something I haven’t experienced before.“It will be the biggest moment of my career.”Australia began the tournament as favourites, having appeared in every final of the competition since 2010.They have lost the final just once in that time – against an inspired West Indies in 2016 – but they are more experienced in crunch situations than India.However, it has not been straightforward for Australia. They were undone by India’s bowling attack in the first game and they have since lost star all-rounder Ellyse Perry to injury.Pace bowler Megan Schutt excelled in the semi-final against South Africa, while captain Meg Lanning has been an immovable rock, scoring 116 runs in four innings.But India are probably the most improved side in women’s cricket, with their bowling attack spearheaded by diminutive spinner Poonam Yadav.They have an explosive opening partnership in 16-year-old Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana, while pace bowler Shikha Pandy returned to form at the start of the tournament.India have appeared in a global final before, when they lost to England in the 50-over World Cup at Lord’s in 2017, but the MCG atmosphere will be a new test for them to deal with.The record stands in Australia’s favour – the hosts have won 13 of their 19 T20 meetings – but India will take heart from their opening night performance.“Sunday is a fresh day, a fresh start,” said India captain Harmanpreet Kaur. “We have to start from ball one.“We are used to playing when a lot of crowd is around us. Sometimes there’s no noise going around in the stadium so we need to keep an eye on each other.“Rather than thinking about what is going to trouble us, it’s only about being there, enjoying the moment and giving our best.”Australia opener Beth Mooney has been the bedrock for the hosts so far, scoring 181 runs in five innings, including two half-centuries.With Alyssa Healy struggling for consistency, Mooney and her patient play will be important for Australia. She is also one of only two batters in the side to average above 30 against India’s spinners.No Australia bowler has taken more T20 wickets against India than Perry’s 22. Left-arm spinner Sophie Molineux, recalled in Perry’s absence, will have to play a containing role during the middle overs.For India, it is hard to look beyond Shafali Verma. While the teenager has yet to score a half-century in the tournament, her aggressive strokeplay and the ease with which she hits sixes will be crucial to getting India off to a strong start.It was leg-spinner Yadav who put the brakes on Australia in the opening match.Her short stature and extra flight behind the ball makes her tricky to attack, and she enters the match as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker with nine from four innings. (BBC Sport)last_img read more