ACM - Computers in Entertainment

Sign In  •  Sign Up »

October 2015 Archive


Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala

Oct. 31, 2015

On Saturday, October 10th, more than 700 attendees gathered at the 3rd annual Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala in Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. Hosted and produced by Eduardo Khawam, the closing gala featured over 150 one-of-a-kind fashion and costume designs, including showcases from Lady Gaga's tour costume designer ...
Read »

Tellywood Focuses on Immersive Content

Oct. 29, 2015

VR technology offers an entirely new spectrum of opportunities for filmmakers and visual storytellers. However it is still in its early stages and everyone in the industry is learning as they go.
Read »

Mobile, Social Media Don’t Spell Privacy

Oct. 24, 2015

More computing power, more options, more demands/expectations, more free products/services, more crooks, more patches. How many devices do you have 4-5? How many apps? A couple of hundred across them all. How much of the stuff is sorta, kinda free? 95-ish percent. How much was designed by regular people instead of techies? 1-5 percent. That's right your well used devices and freebie apps on the iNet built by techies for techies. It's no wonder you do stupid things out there and people take advantage of you. It'll never be perfect but it can be a whole lot better.
Read »

Brand Managers Have to Listen to Influentials, Not Influence Them

Oct. 22, 2015

We all know the best marketing/sales available is one person telling another when he/she has had a great experience with a product or service. You've often heard company people say that if they had a few thousand more people telling other people how great they were sales would soar, so would profits. The biggest problem most organizations are so busy telling everyone how good they are they overlook the effective part of the sales process...listening. Then make it easy for them tell others who want to listen.
Read »

Cyberworld Needs Better Personal Intelligence, Common Sense

Oct. 19, 2015

More computing power, more options, more demands/expectations, more free products/services, more crooks, more patches. How many devices do you have 4-5? How many apps? A couple of hundred across them all. How much of the stuff is sorta, kinda free? 95-ish percent. How much was designed by regular people instead of techies? 1-5 percent. That's right your well used devices and freebie apps on the iNet built by techies for techies. It's no wonder you do stupid things out there and people take advantage of you. It'll never be perfect but it can be a whole lot better.
Read »

So Many Tools, So Many Options Teens Are Bored of Choosing

Oct. 18, 2015

With so many sources, resources and stuff available to adults we often how we're able to accomplish anything in a single hour, day, week. For teens it's even worse. Everything has been instant since they were born. They never knew a time before the Internet, web, social media and streaming content - often all at the same time. Being constantly barraged it's somewhat easy to understand when a moment or two of silence sneaks in. Being alone with yourself is a tough job...especially for a teenager.
Read »

The Temptations of Web Data May Be Too Great to Resist

Oct. 17, 2015

Ask anyone and they'll tell you they want to do the right thing ... and they mean it. Problem is there are temptations facing them every time they turn around. Unsecure notebooks, tablets, smartphones. Stuff you've put out there about yourself in every social media nook, cranny you can find. Personal data, pictures, video content that any sub-teen can access without even thinking too hard. Business, government files that she/he left open because well it's easier than having to remember the multiple passwords he/she needs. Content, news, information they can get for free and product/service discounts they can receive simply by giving them a little information like name, date of birth, home/office location, phone numbers...you know nothing important. You give a little, they give a little and man...life is good! Then you find out they did what?
Read »

Human Resources and Graduated Mirror Pyramid

Oct. 15, 2015

By Emiliano Forino Procacci In 2010, an innovative model became very successful across European companies in the field of human resources. This model was called Graduated Mirror Pyramid.[1] The Graduate Mirror Pyramid is a system that has been developed to monitor the satisfaction of employees of a company in order ...
Read »

Looking Ahead, Not Back, in Content Creation

Oct. 15, 2015

Whether you walk through Skywalker Ranch, Pixar's facilities or backlots, studios, lofts, backrooms, bedrooms around the globe you'll find filmmakers wanting more - more budget, more freedom, more time, more experience/expertise, more of whatever the other guy/gal has and always more storage. It's the same the world over creative people simply want more and increasingly they're worrying about keeping their content for others to enjoy again and again. It's a challenge with content that starts and stays digital and increasingly it's becoming a concern...a big concern.
Read »

Online … Content is the Same, Only Different

Oct. 13, 2015

If you want to see an industry that is dramatic state of change look more than your screen - TV, iPhone, iPad or computer. We say iPhone, iPad because people with those devices seem to be the heavy web/online users according to a recent Adobe report (but your devices may vary). The iPeople represent more than 50 percent of the online traffic - watching, listening to entertainment; searching for stuff; cruising the social media/web and having a ball. But most households and individuals still use their new Smart UHD TV set for major viewing and the devices to fill in the gaps, check out everything they might be missing. The balance of power is finally shifting to the consumer and her voice is being heard...loud and clear. People are really taking advantage of Chris Anderson's Long Tail entertainment options.
Read »