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7/21/2005

 
Look Effects Provides Groundbreaking Visual FX to Nocturnal Rage Music Video

Leading visual effects firm adds their talent to Hip Hop trios' video "Way Out."

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) July 21, 2005 -- Look Effects, the Hollywood-based visual effects company whose credits include "The Life Aquatic," "The Passion of the Christ," "Malcolm in the Middle" and "CSI: NY," has just completed work on the upcoming music video by the acclaimed Hip Hop trio Nocturnal Rage. Look Effects (http://www.lookfx.com), renowned for its visual effects work in feature film, television and commercial productions, continues to make a name for itself in the music video arena with the completion of this project.

Look Effects added visual effects to approximately 15 shots for the Nocturnal Rage music video "Way Out" including the creation of 3 different retro backgrounds, massive color corrections, and a number of highly complex transitions that have never been achieved before in the realm of music video production. Look Effects was brought aboard the project by Producer Jesse Berger with Blatant Pictures to create a video that would have the same smooth look and feel as the fluidity of the popular trio's music. The resulting production is nothing short of spectacular.

"Look Effects brought the meticulous nature and inordinate level of detail necessary for feature films to our work on this project," said Marlo J. Pabon, Visual Effects Supervisor with Look Effects. "Most music videos do not have the extraordinary transitions this video does. I think the results are outstanding and will set a new bar in terms of the level and professionalism of music video production."

"We very much enjoyed working with Nocturnal Rage and Blatant Pictures on the development of this music video," said Josh Comen, Visual Effects Producer with Look Effects. "We look forward to continuing to extend our expertise and talents to additional artists and their music videos."

"We were extremely pleased with the quality, level of work and results from Look Effects on this project," said Jesse Berger, Producer with Blatant Pictures. "The 'Way Out' video concept demanded an array of film formats ranging from Hi-Def to Super 16mm and Super 8mm, putting a tough job on our visual effects team to incorporate everything seamlessly. We shot this video like a feature film and the Look Effects signature feature film approach to the production made for a perfect match. We look forward to working with them again soon."

Look Effects recently completed work on "CSI: NY" and is currently working on the upcoming season of Malcolm in the Middle as well as a number of soon to be announced film and television projects.

About Look Effects
Look Effects is a leading provider of digital effects solutions for feature film, entertainment television and commercial projects with its services including digital effects design, supervision and production, 3D animation, including full 3D character animation and compositing services. Its team of diversely talented artists, designers and producers has pioneered a flexible production model that enables it to achieve stunning results to efficiently realize creative visions. Look Effects is available on the Web at http://www.lookfx.com.

About Nocturnal Rage
Nocturnal Rage is a trio of fiery emcees backed by an incredible live band. The group has attracted the attention of industry insiders including "Nasty Nes" Rodriguez and Davey D. Their unforgettable hooks and highly energetic style have had audiences on their feet at every show. The first Nocturnal Rage single "Miss Mary Jane" was released in the Spring of 2002 and was immediately remixed with funk legend Rick James singing on the hook. Both versions were made into full-length videos. The Nocturnal Rage self-titled album was released in the summer of 2002, and the group played shows throughout the country appearing with the likes of DJ Quik, MC Lyte, Warren G, and the Wu Tang Clan.

The group's sophomore CD, "Way Out Your Mind," recorded with their live band and released in March, 2005, is in stores now. The recently completed music video is for the title song, "Way Out." Nocturnal Rage is currently on a nationwide tour through 37 cities enjoying rave reviews including recognition from industry and mainstream media including BRE, Murder Dog, RIME, Insomniac, Illtip, The Source, MTV Radio and more.

About Noc On Wood Records
Noc On Wood Records is the birth of a new ideology in independent enterprise - bringing forth a fresh approach to business and forging unique marketing strategies. Showcasing dynamic new artists and producers, Noc On Wood Records is giving a voice to urban music born in the Pacific Northwest. The company's attitude legitimizes art from all walks of life, uniting the struggle of today's youth and honoring the principles and beliefs on which Hip Hop culture was originally founded. Noc On Wood Records is available on the Web at www.noconwood.com.

About Blatant Pictures
Blatant Pictures was founded in 2002 to offer turnkey solutions to independent film and music video productions. They specialize in motion picture development and boast a strong network of contacts in banking, legal, and physical production communities. Blatant Pictures, with its crew of producers and below the line crew, manage every aspect of film and music video production and offer a one-stop approach for record labels and Executive Producers. Blatant Pictures also prides itself as being dedicated to the cutting edge of filmmaking and postproduction technology. Blatant Pictures is available on the Web at www.blatantpictures.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Liam Collopy
LCO - Levine Communications Office
http://www.lookfx.com/
310-300-0950-232




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