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Imageworks Has Gone Blu

Imageworks had a sneak preview screening at the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, CA of its newest completed project, “Claims Management: Stop Fraud, Avoid Loss” for the Employers’ Fraud Task Force. This video has been designed to help insurance adjusters manage workers’ compensation cases. Not only did the sneak preview take place on the Disney lot, but it was screened from Blu-ray and projected in high-definition in one of their theaters, and it looked incredible!



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Better Than Ever

Imageworks has put in an all-new edit suite, built from scratch running the latest version of the Adobe Production Premium Suite which includes Premiere Pro and After Effects. With the new installation, Imageworks is now capable of taking high-definition projects from a tapeless start to a Blu-ray finish all in-house!



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Giving Angels Their Wings

Imageworks used two cameras to film a presentation for Angelsoft, LLC about their new software for angel investors, then edited the program and prepared it for delivery on their web site.

Imageworks also has completed production with dOP of two new telecourses for POST, “Gangs & Drugs: How Gangs Operate” and “Gangs & Drugs: Dealing with Gang Members.” For the telecourses, Imageworks traveled to maximum security prisons in Northern California to interview inmates who were formerly gang members about their experiences in and out of prison.



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Award News 2008

Imageworks and Craig Bentley continue to produce high-quality programs and as a result are recognized by the industry. Imageworks took home a Silver Telly Award for the POST program “K-9 Unit Operations,” produced with digital OutPost and featuring an intro starring Jim Belushi. “K-9 Unit Operations” also was honored with the Platinum Best of Show Aurora Award. Two other POST programs also won Aurora Awards: “2007 Legal Update” won a Platinum Best of Show and “2008 Legal Update” took home the Gold Aurora Award.



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Setting An Example

At the May Media Communications Association – International (MCA-I) San Diego chapter meeting, Craig Bentley was one of the featured speakers on “Getting the Best From Your ‘Talent'” dealing with both professionals and non-professionals. Craig is a past president of the San Diego chapter and currently serves on the Board of Directors.



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Imageworks Joins Forces with Mickey

Imageworks recently produced video segments for the first annual Fraud Fighting Awards, presented by the Employers’ Fraud Task Force and The Disneyland Resort. Additionally, Imageworks videotaped the award ceremony so that award recipients who could not be present could feel like they were.

Imageworks also has completed production with dOP on two more projects for POST, 2008 Legal Update and Crowd Management Update. Legal Update provides peace officers a comprehensive overview of new legislation and case law decisions impacting California law enforcement in 2008. Crowd Management helps inform officers how to handle situations such as dealing with protesters breaking the law, unruly house parties, public demonstrations, and crowded bars.



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Good Pub for Imageworks

Imageworks was recently featured in an article by the San Diego Business Journal about how more and more businesses are turning to production companies like Imageworks for their next project.



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Imageworks Throws Dogs A Bone

Imageworks and digital OutPost have teamed up to produce another peace officer training video for POST about K-9 Operations. Jim Belushi provided an introduction to the video as well as anecdotes from his experiences shooting movies with peace officers and their K-9s.

Imageworks produced a third video for the Employers’ Fraud Task Force on workers’ compensation fraud focusing on “Employee Rights & Responsibilities.” In addition, Imageworks also produced Spanish & Vietnamese versions of the video and two PSAs.

Imageworks and KPBS partnered up for three projects in Spring 2007:

  • For the eight consecutive year, Imageworks and KPBS produced video segments for Venture Challenge, the annual business plan competition organized by the Entrepreneurial Management Center at SDSU.
  • Imageworks met with district attorneys from all over California to produce an update to “Workers’ Comp Fraud: Truth or Consequences” for the California Department of Insurance and the Amador County D.A.’s Office.
  • And finally, Imageworks and KPBS produced an addiction research video for University of California San Diego (UCSD) to help study why addicted teens relapse.


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Award News 2007

Once again, Imageworks and Craig Bentley have been recognized for producing high-quality programs! Imageworks took home a Telly Award for the POST program “Legal Aspects of Terrorism,” produced with digital OutPost. In addition, another POST program, “Response to Human Trafficking” won both a Telly Award and an Aurora Award.



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A New Face at Imageworks

Imageworks recently added Kevin Tostado as an Associate Producer. A graduate of Olin College in Boston, Tostado comes to Imageworks already having co-written and directed a full-length independent feature titled Yellow Lights, which won “Best Feature” and “Best Cinematography” at the 2007 Indie Fest USA film festival.