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Ruby Skye Night Club Cease and Desist Letter

The challenge to gain control of orginal photographs, shot and orginally authored by Peter Weiss,
but used for online promotional and marketing for Ruby Skye’s Night Club in San Francisco for over 4 years with NO COMPENSATION.

Fact#1: Ruby Skye, a night club in San Francisco is known as:

  • San Francisco’s premiere Nightclub
  • Recently nominated by Dancestar as one of the top 5 nightclubs
  • World-class facility featuring the finest DJ’s and performers from around the globe
  • Friday and Saturday nights, cost $340 for a booth reservation

personal quote from owner; George Karpaty
“I own the white carpet, the white walls, and I own the white party photos”
Fact#2: Cog1 is an online marketing company in San Francisco and is known as:

  • “Best of the NET” says Media Magazine
  • Won Clio Awards
  • Won Multiple Addy Awards

personal quote from owner; Jeffrey Hyman
“I don’t know the legal nuances of photography law and actually don’t care.”
Fact#3: Peter Weiss is a Independent Night Life Photographer/Videographer in San Francisco for over 8 years

  • Had over two million photos downloaded from San Francisco Night Life within 2 years
  • Owns the biggest video collection of San Francisco Nightime Fashion Shows

personal quote from owner; Peter Weiss
“I am trying to Scrape my rent/bill money together and Jeffery and George are creating revenue based off my original work.

Read all the C/D letters I wrote and email conversations


November 30, 2005 at 4:31 am Leave a comment

SONY EUROPA drops the ball on Multi-Media Colour

On September 1, 2005, SONY Europe announced a new line of flat TVs under its new “BRAVIA” brand (Best Resolution Audio Visual Integrated Architecture).

This technology includes the world’s first seventh-generation, state-of-the-art SONY Panel, which is expected to redefine current industry standards. It features a wider viewing angle (which preserves both contrast and colour richness) and faster response, enabling fluid movements, thereby maximizing the thrill of movie and sports viewing.

To promote this amazing new television, SONY hired Danish director Nicolai Fuglsig to create a very strange scene for a TV Commercial without any digital effects, depicting 250,000 multi-color ‘superballs’ bouncing down a steep residential street in San Francisco. The main sequence involved a 23-man camera crew and only one chance to get it right. The tag line at the end of the commercial is Colour – like no other.

The shot below is compressed to a 2 mbps, 700×394, Macromedia Flash, Sorenson 3.1 SWF codec, which was converted by using the a QUICKTIME file that was downloaded at THIS QUICKTIME file was originally encoded at 3 mbps, 700×394. QUICKTIME, H.264 codec.

Using QUICKTIME Pro, I exported to DV.avi file, then imported into Media Cleaner 5 and applied the necessary interlace pre-process, cropping, and color correction. I then exported this file to a unique MotionJPEG, one of best MJPEGS that correctly encodes into a YUV color space.

I then used Sorenson Squeeze 3.2, to import the pre-processed MotionJPEG, to be converted to a Macromedia Flash, Sorenson 3.1 SWF codec. This example shows the vivid and vibrant colour reproduction that I saved even from using a 3 mbps QUICKTIME file, converted into a DV file, to a MotionJPEG to a Flash File. Imagine if I had been given a broadcast master to work with!

Read the complete article with Flash Video Demos

November 16, 2005 at 4:24 am Leave a comment


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