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Travelers Insurance Dog Finds Peace of Mind with CG Help from motion504 - 08/31/11

Chopper, the lovable-but-anxious dog who goes to great lengths to protect his prized bone, makes a comeback in a new campaign for Travelers Insurance with CG help from broadcast design & animation company motion504.   Created by ad agency Fallon, the four spots, "Cat Burglar," "Stolen Bone," "Puppy Love," and "Soapbox Car," follow a similar theme as Chopper frets about guarding his bone until peace-of-mind comes in the form of the Travelers red umbrella.   To view the "Cat Burglar" and "Stolen Bone," please visit:    "After shooting four commercials for Travelers, and with little time to finish, I looked to mot... Read Full Story


Artistic Image Sweeps 2011 Telly’s 6 Awards For 3D/FX -Top Honors for Ferrarri - 06/17/11

Artistic Image, (AI) the multi award-winning full-service creative/production/CGI company, swept the Telly Awards for the third consecutive year, garnering six awards in the 3D + Graphics Category for a mix of innovate design-driven work. Partner and director of animation + design Ed Dye helmed each project, raising the creative bar with AI’s seamless concept-through-completion collaborative approach, which tapped into the company’s full scope of design, CGI, 3D modeling, animation, live-action production, editing, compositing and color correction services.The Atlanta-based firm took home top honors for its photorealistic animated/CGI multi-screen series of short films for Fer... Read Full Story


Wild(child) Editor Yvette Pineyro Cuts Givenchy’s ‘Play,’ A Romantic Escapade - 05/31/11

Wild(child) Editor Yvette Pineyro Cuts Givenchy’s  ‘Play,’ A Romantic Escapad Featuring Justin Timberlake, Filmed In The City Of Light   Pineyro Cuts Movie Director Pierre Morel’s Film Noir Footage Of Paris, Giving Form + Continuity To The Global HD Spot, Which Earned Her A Nod From The AICE In The Fashion + Beauty Category   New York: Wild(child) Editorial principal Yvette Pineyro recently cut ‘Play,’ a  film noir-stye spot featuring Justin Timberlake in a romantic mélange of intrigue and stunning imagery heralding the launch of Givenchy’s new fragrance. The award-winning editor, who recently received a nod fro... Read Full Story


Editor Diego Panich, Wild(child) NY, Cuts Global Lipton Tea Global Campaign - 05/10/11

New York: Editor Diego Panich, represented in US major markets by Wild(child) NY,  was recently called upon to lend his talents to  ‘Join The Dance,’ a global spot for Lipton Ice Tea featuring its dancing spokesperson, actor Hugh Jackman and a cast of over 150. The commercial for DDB/London  was shot by acclaimed director Luciano Podcaminsky, (@Radical/Stink, NY) who filmed it on the world-famous beaches and streets of charming villages of Montevideo and Punta del Este, Uruguay. Panich, an award-winning international editor, met the task of creating a pace and tone that heightens the impact of the commercial with his masterful fusion of a spe... Read Full Story


CHARGED Produces A High-Impact Spot For The Brady Campaign Targeting Gun Control - 05/12/11

New York: A new 30-second spot for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, produced by Charged Studios, challenges the phrase “Guns don’t kill people, people do.” Delivering a no-holds-barred message against those slippery semantics, the spot asserts a strong opening argument: “A magazine that allows a gun to fire 32 shots in 16 seconds is only good for one thing: killing a lot of people – fast." Charged Studios’ team took the spot from script to final ad in five-days. They designed and built the set in studio and worked as a collaborative unit to meet the tight deadline and still deliver an innovative, compelling spot. The commercial features a m... Read Full Story


Michael Victor Takes PLAY To Next Level With New Live-Action Production Division - 03/04/11

Hollywood: PLAY, the award-winning creative on-air editorial house dedicated to the craft of creating promos, has launched a live-action production division. Michael Victor, founder of the five-year old Hollywood-based company, has announced the addition of full-blown creative shoot capabilities tailored to provide networks working with very limited promos budgets (that traditionally dictate a design/FX-driven approach) with an affordable alternative that takes their spots to the next level.  Known for its bold artistic aesthetic and seamless integration of creative, graphics, editorial, music, audio and HD finishing services, PLAY has established itself as the go-to company for c... Read Full Story


Artistic Image Revs The Imagination For Ferrari With A Series Of Animated Videos - 02/11/11

  Artistic Image Revs The Imagination For Ferrari With A Series Of Animated Videos Created For  The Ferrari Museum At Ferrari World, The Automaker's   Exhibit At Dubai’s New High-End Theme Park Artistic Image, the multi award-winning CGI, animation, live-action house, has built a world-class reputation as the creative resource for bold, innovative spots and video content for the auto industry. Recently, Ferrari tapped the Atlanta-based company’s talent to create an animated video to showcase in a permanent installation at The Ferrari Museum, part of Ferrari World, the auto company’s expansive exhibit at Dubailand, the high-end, billion dollar... Read Full Story


Prime Focus to open state-of-the-art New York facility - 02/01/11

Prime Focus to open state-of-the-art New York facility New facility marks major expansion and renewed focus on New York advertising and broadcast markets   New York, NY, January 31, 2011 – Prime Focus, the global visual entertainment services company, has announced plans to create a cutting edge new visual effects and post production facility in the West Village, New York City. The opening of the 13,300 sq ft studio at 345 Hudson Street, slated for early summer 2011, marks a major expansion of Prime Focus’ presence on the East Coast, and signals a renewed focus on the New York advertising, broadcast, content services and feature film markets.   The Hudson Street... Read Full Story


DANCING DIABLO/NY Founder Beatriz Ramos Expands Their Capabilities - 10/22/10

 New York: Dancing Diablo, the animation, production, and visual FX boutique, marked its eighth anniversary with the launch of a full-service live-action production division - and the expansion of its infrastructure, to create a seamless environment that guides each project from conceptual development through production, animation, and postproduction.  Launched by award-winning artist/director Beatriz Helena Ramos, the DUMBO-based studio has evolved from its roots as a boutique known for its edgy, out-of-the-box animation, into a mature one-stop creative resource skilled at a wide range of styles -- from traditional and classic to cutting-edge and experimental. The full-scale p... Read Full Story



INTAKE STUDIO/WICHITA TAKES THE RECENT LAUNCH OF ITS KANSAS CITY DIVISION TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH A MOVE TO LARGER SPACE AND THE SIGNING OF A TOP-TIER TALENT ROSTER Motion Graphic Artist Brian Simpson in  Intake Studio's new Kansas City-basedone-stop design, production, VFX, animation, editorial boutiqueKansas City: Intake Studio, the multi award-winning Wichita-based boutique specializing in the TV commercial arena, began testing the waters in Kansas City with the launch of a satellite office late last year.  The feedback that the annex has attracted confirmed that the division has found a niche in the Kansas City advertising community, so Intake president, Troy Lott decided it... Read Full Story


Power Creative: Company Reboot - 09/30/10

One of the things you’ll see when you visit our website, is that we’re continually evolving to meet emerging marketing needs with departments like Digital Marketing and CGI (3D). Now, we’re even better positioned to deliver the right answers to your challenges, while providing the same personable service you’ve come to know. This new update reflects our evolution and we invite you to visit the site and explore!Our CGI reel is also updated, so check it out and let us know what you think.  We hope it'll surprise you to see we're in Louisville, KY. Read Full Story


Intake Studio Blurs The Lines Between A 3D World + Reality For Golf Warehouse - 09/01/10

WICHITA, KS  – Intake Studio, the visual effect, animation, production and editorial boutique, was chosen by Armstrong Shank to produce, shoot, create visual effects, edit and composite a nation television campaign entitled 'My World' for The Golf Warehouse and its specialty website, The advertising agency's collaborated with Intake Studio on eight FX-driven spots promoting the online catalog retailer’s equipment, apparel and accessories, which utilized a fusion of cutting-edge production and visual effect technology to bring home the client’s message. Troy Lott, president of Intake Studio, and the commercial production company&rsquo... Read Full Story


Royale Celebrates 3rd Anniversary - 08/24/10

Studio Stays On Top with Global Multimedia Work & Thriving Client Partnerships   Motion design & production studio Royale is excited to celebrate its third anniversary this summer. Founded in Los Angeles in 2007 by Partners Brien Holman, Jayson Whitmore, and Jen Lucero, Royale has created world-class, original content for commercials, music videos, multimedia, and broadcast design, as well as graphics packages for live environments. The studio’s ongoing success is bolstered by its ability to listen and collaborate wholeheartedly, to bring a healthy dose of inspiration and humor, and to integrate artistry, design and production into its projects. To view Royale&rsquo... Read Full Story


BIGSMACK Boosts Science Channel’s New Show 'Large Dangerous Rocket Ships' - 08/10/10

Nothing says ‘guy-fun’ like rocket science and the possibility of things blowing up. Those two elements are conveniently combined in Science Channel’s new show 'Large, Dangerous Rocket Ships.' Ahead of its July 5 premiere, BIGSMACK, the live action/design studio led by Creative Director Andy Hann, created promo spots (:30 and :60), and a comprehensive toolkit for Science Channel producers for use in future teasers, bumpers, promos and more.Part reality show, part competition, Large, Dangerous Rocket Ships centers on rocket enthusiasts from around the country who gather every year in Lucerne Valley, CA for the ultimate event in competitive rocketry. Contestants launch hom... Read Full Story


The Core Unleashes Lego World Cup Fury - 08/02/10

The Core has created an original spec spot for Lego, which inspired by the high-octane energy of the World Cup. The studio recently won a Telly Award for its large-scale, outdoor branding work for Yahoo!, which appeared on the Walgreens building in New York’s Times Square. Lego was a project to show off The Core’s full range of capabilities as a creative production studio. Impressive modeling, well-executed animation and gorgeous renders set to an over-the-top audio score are perfectly in tune with the fun and excitement that was experienced during the World Cup. “We want our clients and potential clients to experience quality 3D c... Read Full Story


TracyLocke's Green Label Art Campaign Unites P-Rod, Pendleton & Shilo - 06/30/10

NEW YORK and LA JOLLA, CA.-(June 30, 2010)-The filmmakers from U.S. creative production company Shilo ( are very proud to announce their role in producing an engaging new broadcast/web spot for Mountain Dew's new Green Label Art Shop Series campaign.  This project was directed by Shilo's Evan Dennis, who worked in close collaboration with creative director David Hohman, art director Campbell Hooper and their colleagues from integrated marketing agency TracyLocke to create compelling content authentically supporting Mountain Dew's innovative campaign and the all-star talents assembled. The :30 broadcast/web spot promotes Mountain Dew's new signature product design ... Read Full Story


Dallas Animation Conference - Industry Giants June 12th & 13th - 06/06/10

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – A Bunch of Short Guys, in association with The Guildhall at SMU and the Texas Film Commission, are proud to present to you with the golden opportunity of this year’s Industry Giants 2010: Creative Alchemy, the Visual Effects, Animation and Game Forum. The two day conference features Weta Digital 3D Special Effects Supervisor, Guy Williams, with a presentation “The making of the film Avatar and Creating the World and Characters of Pandora”, along with many other presentations from creative professionals around the world. The ninth annual event takes place Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, 2010 at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center of ... Read Full Story


Prime Focus Completes Post Production on ‘America The Story of Us' - 04/23/10

(April 23, 2010) – Global visual entertainment services group Prime Focus has teamed up with TV production company Nutopia and the History Channel to post an epic 12-part series titled “America The Story of Us,” an overview of American History from the pilgrims to President Obama. The series is being described as the first comprehensive television history of the country since Alistair Cooke’s 1972 series “America: A Personal History of the United States.” The first episode which airs on Sunday, April 25 in the US will be introduced by President Obama who will tell viewers that an examination of the turning points in the nation’s history “rem... Read Full Story


Method Studios Hires Patrick Davenport as VP Operations - 03/09/10

-- VFX veteran formerly executive producer at Image Metrics and Digital Domain -- Santa Monica, CA – March 9, 2010 – Visual effects company Method Studios announced today that it has brought VFX veteran Patrick Davenport on board as Vice President of Operations at its Santa Monica location, where he will be responsible for overseeing Method’s facilities in both Los Angeles and New York. “There is a lot happening at Method right now, and we are thrilled to have Patrick join our team to help steer new initiatives,” commented Gabby Gourrier, Senior Executive Producer, Method. “Having produced visual effects for both commercials and features, Patrick ha... Read Full Story


Troika Design Group Teams Up with CableVision Networks MSG and MSG Varsity - 12/02/09

Troika Design Group, a strategic branding and design agency for sports, media and entertainment companies, has been tapped by Cablevision properties MSG Network and newly launched MSG Varsity, to elevate the brand identities of these two networks. Troika developed game packages for sports broadcasts of the NHL’s New York Rangers and the NBA’s New York Knicks games, and was hired to kick off MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s new 24/7 television network dedicated to everything high school. Troika gave MSG Varsity a full-scale on-air brand identity and show packages for seven original MSG Varsity series. MSG and MSG Varsity unveiled their new looks this September.“By investing ti... Read Full Story


Brickyard VFX Lends a Hand to Sprint for “Pass the Pixi” - 12/01/09

Artist owned and operated, bi-coastal effects boutique Brickyard VFX recently completed compositing, color grading, and CG work on a new spot for Sprint’s webOS Palm Pixi – a smartphone that falls squarely into the ‘for fun’ camp. Titled “Pass the Pixi,” the spot was directed by the Snorri Brothers of The Cartel for agency Modernista! and first aired November 17 in North America.  Set to Passion Pit’s “Little Secrets” track, the spot sets a sunny, high-energy vibe where the Pixi is the center of the social universe.  The sleek device holds center screen throughout and is shot from the user’s perspective, instantly changing its function and look to ser... Read Full Story


Prime Focus VFX Adds Sparkle to ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ - 11/19/09

Contributes 175 Shots to Chris Weitz-Directed Follow-Up to Hugely Successful ‘Twilight’ Film Prime Focus VFX, formerly Frantic Films VFX, has completed 175 visual effects shots for the Summit Entertainment release, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" directed by Chris Weitz. Prime Focus contributed a majority of the film’s most frequently featured visual effects, including CG water, atmospherics, CG matte painting and environment work, and the “Diamond Skin” effect on Edward and the other vampire characters. “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” is based on the popular series of novels by Stephenie Meyer. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner and hits theaters Nov.... Read Full Story


Troika Design Group Shines a Spotlight on Polsky Films - 11/18/09

One of Hollywood’s hottest producing duos turns to Troika to rock its theatrical debut Troika Design Group, a strategic branding and design agency for media and entertainment companies, has been tapped by Polsky Films, an independent feature film production company, to produce its signature logo animation. The production tag debuted at the LA premiere of Werner Herzog’s “The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans,” starring Nicolas Cage.Polsky Films is an independent production company specializing in feature film development based on profound and edgy literary material. The studio turned to Troika Design Group for its expertise in developing memorable and co... Read Full Story


Prime Focus Names Mark Intravartolo Creative Director, North America - 11/18/09

Prime Focus, one of the world’s leading visual entertainment services groups, has named Mark Intravartolo Creative Director for North America. Based in Hollywood and reporting to Prime Focus President of Worldwide Visual Effects, Michael Fink, Intravartolo will drive the company’s efforts to expand its services, team, and client base in television visual effects. Mark joins Prime Focus from Modern VideoFilm where notable projects included effects for “Grey Gardens,” “John Adams,” “Taking Chance,” “Max Payne,” “Tropic Thunder” and nine seasons of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”. A veteran visual effects artist and editor, Intravartolo has contributed his ... Read Full Story


Digital Domain’s Game Face for ‘Assassin’s Creed II’ - 11/16/09

Digitally Enhanced Faces of Assassin’s Victims Haunt Viewers in Commercial for New Ubisoft ReleaseDigital Domain forces viewers to stare deep into the faces of the freshly deceased in “Eyes,” a television commercial for “Assassin’s Creed II,” the new third-person action-adventure video game from Ubisoft. Directed by Andrew Douglas of Anonymous Content via ad agency Cutwater, the spot demonstrates Digital Domain’s expertise in working with the contours of the human face. But instead of creating a fully computer-generated version à la The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Digital Domain applied digital production techniques to give the live-action actors a haunting, hyper-photorealis... Read Full Story


VICON House of Moves Animates Final Boss Fight Battle Sequence for 'WET' - 11/02/09

    VICON House of Moves was involved in creating the animation and providing motion capture services for the recently released highly cinematic video game, WET, published by Bethesda Softworks.  WET, developed by Artificial Mind and Movement (A2M), is a highly-stylized third person shooter that seamlessly blends gun play, sword kills and over-the-top acrobatics to create the ultimate interactive action experience. The game allows the player to shoot anywhere, anytime with the freedom to shoot while running, sliding down ladders, sliding across the floor, or performing any number of acrobatic moves. Featuring an ironic mix of humor and violence, unique... Read Full Story



Zoic Studios is proud to present the first in a series of exclusive salon presentations. On Wednesday, October 7th at 7pm, please join us at our Culver City studios for an in-depth discussion of steroscopic imaging. Leslie Ekker, Zoic's award-winning VFX supervisor, will host a talk with 3D media expert Franklin Londin. Franklin has been shooting 3D photos, creating 3D Cg animations, and executing 3D multimedia projects for over 12 years. In an intimate salon discussion environment, Franklin will share his experience with stereoscopic image creation, both photographic and digital. With the recent surge of interest in stereoscopic production, it's important for entertainment industry profe... Read Full Story



Los Angeles, CA - (September 8, 2009) -- On Friday, August 28, audiences were introduced to Eddie, a unique, animated spokesperson for Nissin Chow Mein who was brought to digital life via a rich collaboration between advertising agency Dentsu America and digital production company Zoic Studios. The commercial features the voice of preeminent actor James Hong (Blade Runner, Mulan, Kung Fu Panda).To view the spot please visit: America approached Zoic Studios as a creative partner to develop the animated Eddie character and oversee the commercial's production as a whole. Working from the agency's written character biograp... Read Full Story


See Behind the Scenes of "Spider-Man 3" at SIGGRAPH 2007 - 08/01/07

Ground-breaking discussions will occur as the leading artists on "Spider-Man 3" will reveal the creative challenges and technical achievements in creating the triple threat of the movie's dangerous villains at SIGGRAPH 2007, the 34th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques held 5-9 August 2007 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, USA. For the first time in its history, Sony Pictures Imageworks produced fully articulated, performing CG characters entirely composed of dynamically generated particles and fluids. These digital characters, which embodied key-framed performance animation, interacted with... Read Full Story


Lucasfilm Animation Singapore Jedi Masters Program - 12/11/07

Learn to Become a Jedi Master Artist at Lucasfilm Animation SingaporeLucasfilm Animation Singapore is now seeking talented computer graphics artists to apply for the JEDI MASTERS PROGRAM. The JEDI MASTERS PROGRAM will be the first training program in Asia to feature world-class instructors and trainers from Lucasfilm's California companies, including Academy Award winning veterans from Industrial Light and Magic, LucasArts, and Lucasfilm Animation. You will gain hands-on production experience while working on major feature films, television series, and video games for the global market. The JEDI MASTERS PROGRAM is a paid apprentice initiative with a focused curriculum fo... Read Full Story



Los Angeles, CA - (July 20, 2009) - Managing Director/Producer Matthew McManus and Creative Director/Flame Artist Andrew MacDonald -- award-winning talents and long-time collaborators -- have joined forces to launch KILT. A digital studio with a focus on visual effects and postproduction, the new company is positioned well for the changing production landscape and new economy.Additionally, KILT has just finished its premiere project; a commercial for 2K Sports which launched earlier this month. To view the new commercial and KILT's company reel, go to: www.kiltstudios.comAccording to McManus, the company philosophy is "rooted in the belief that a small, flexible highly-talented,... Read Full Story



Santa Monica, CA, August 12, 2009: Bicoastal production/design studio Blind applies a scissors-and-glue effect to popular films and TV shows in vivid new 3D animated :30s, including “TV Plus RR” and “Triple RR” for Bright House Networks out of Fry/Hammond/Barr, Orlando, FL.  The playful spots are 30-second glides through worlds of ‘hidden CG’ paper cutout such as Pirates of the Caribbean, The Daily Show, sports and rock ‘n’ roll imagery.  “We’ve been big fans of Blind’s work for awhile and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to work together,” said John Logan, creative director and copywriter at Fry... Read Full Story


Zoic Helps Sears Pop With New Fall Fashions - 09/26/07

To highlight the Sears new Fall fashions, Agency Y&R turned to the talents of director Joel Pront of Believe Media and visual effects house Zoic Studios to transform the Sears Book into an animated pop up experience.  To accomplish this unique presentation, fashion models were photographed on green screen in the latest looks of the season. Additionally, thousands of still photos were taken by Pront and turned into the magical environments by the Zoic team that fill the book pages so that as the pages turn, the environments change. The unique blending of 2D photographs and 3D environments is a contemporary interpretation of the childhood delight of pop up books in a truly breakthr... Read Full Story


Sneak Peak of Jim Sr. vignette for People Under The Stairs - 09/19/06

While People Under The Stairs are on tour in Japan and Europe until the end of October, we have these "sneak peak" images of early production tests for their animated vignette titled Jim Sr.TimeFissure StudiosDirector: C. Palmer StinsonArt Direction: Lisa CovielloStoryboards: Lisa CovielloModeler: C. Palmer StinsonAnimator: C. Palmer StinsonClient: People Under The StairsHip Hop artists Thes One and Double K, (People Under The Stairs), have been record digging, making beats and freestyling classic hip hop since the mid 1990's. Their jazz, funk, rock and soul inspired albums, infamous vinyl collections and energetic live shows have gained them acclaim all over the world. From Ame... Read Full Story


A52 Creates Fitting Spots for RPA to Launch Honda Fit - 05/04/06



Sloan's "I've Gotta Try" Music Video from Stardust Studios - 06/26/07

HOLLYWOOD Stardust Studios' founder and creative director Jake Banks is such a huge fan of Canadian pop-rock band Sloan, he and Revolver Film Company (Toronto/LA) have poured vast amounts of time and resources into creating a unique new music video for the track "I've Gotta Try" from the band's eighth studio album, "Never Hear the End of It," which is also Sloan's first release on U.S. label Yep Roc Records.  The 2:34 video was released internationally this week and is expected to begin airing on music video channels soon.   "I've been a huge fan of Sloan for over ten years," Banks explained.  "I kept in touch with them and let them... Read Full Story


MACKEVISION and Galerie der Medien are merging! - 10/02/07

The following text has been translated in excerpts from the official Presskit that is only available in german currently. You are free to check it out anyways at this linkor the press-portal of your choice.As of 01. October 2007 the two leading specialists in 3d-Visualistation and computer generated imaging(CGI) Mackevision, Stuttgart and the Munich-based Gallery of Media are merging to form the new MACKEVISION Medien Design GmbH.There has been a close relationship between MACKEVISION and Galerie der Medien since years. In Fact the two Visualisation-Specialists are already building upon the same unified workflow. Many projects have been produced in close cooperation in the past. For examp... Read Full Story


Oscar for Animated Feature goes to: Wallace & Gromit - 03/07/06

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Immersive HP Halo films directed by TEG's Tennant - 01/11/07

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETennant, via Production Company The Ebeling Group, Creates Immersive Films for HP HaloDazzling Vignettes via Ad Agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Tout State-of-the-Art Videoconferencing System Designed by DreamWorks Animation and HPNew York City, NY (January 11, 2007) Read Full Story


VES Awards Winners Announced - 02/13/08

Los Angeles, February 11, 2008 The VES Awards were given out last night during the Visual Effects Societys (VES) sixth annual gala event at the Kodak Theatre Grand Ballroom in Hollywood. The sold-out event attracted more than a thousand visual effects and animation artists, dozens of nominees and members of the film, television, commercial and video game industries. During the evening, filmmaker Steven Spielberg received the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to the art and science of visual effects.The work we celebrated tonight is a testament to the crucial role the talent, knowledge and experience visual effects artists play in the storytelling process. ... Read Full Story