Square Jellyfish Introduces New Pocket Tripod for Cameras Just in Time for Holiday Gift GivingPerfect Stocking Stuffer for Photography Enthusiasts on the Go

Fremont, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2012

Santa Claus can capture photos of all of his gift giving around the globe with a convenient new camera tripod small enough to fit in the pocket of his red suit. Square Jellyfish is expanding its line of helpful accessories with a new pocket-sized tripod that will be available just in time for the holidays. The tripod will be perfect for any photographer who wants to stabilize a camera for pictures or videos.

Ideal for photography hobbyists on the go, travelers who dont want to carry a heavy tripod or families wanting to capture photos of parents and their children at home and virtually anywhere, the Square Jellyfish Pocket Tripod is portable and easy to use. It can be mounted quickly to any camera with a tripod screw mount. The unique shape of the tripod allows a camera to be positioned at many different angles while holding a camera steady to take a picture.

We have seen enormous interest in a small tripod thats easy for photographers to use on the go in any setting, said Judie Kuhn, Square Jellyfish product manager. This new product can steady a variety of cameras at many different angles yet its small enough to tuck in to a pocket, purse or bag without adding any weight or bulk to a trip.

Who hasnt wished they had one of these when taking a photo of a group or family, always forcing one personthe photographerto be left out of the shot? Kuhn said.

Photography enthusiasts can use the Pocket Tripod for hands-free positioning of a camera, which can be swiveled 360 degrees held level, or angled upward or downward in any combination. It is designed to support lightweight, compact cameras or small video cameras.

The Square Jellyfish Pocket Tripod is made from sturdy polycarbonate/ABS plastic, weighs only 0.4 ounces and measures 2.75 x 1.75 and is .75 tall. Available in mid-December from Amazon.com, each Square Jellyfish Pocket Tripod is $ 6.95.

The second in a new collection of consumer accessories with the Square Jellyfish label, these pocket-friendly tripods complement the first line of Square Jellyfish products, which were small cases to store Apple ear buds that double as a stand for a smartphone or tablet. Designed in the U.S.A., Square Jellyfish patents are pending.

For more information and for photos demonstrating how the Square Jellyfish Pocket Tripod can be used with a variety of cameras and positions, visit http://www.squarejellyfish.com

FOR MEDIA ONLY: Square Jellyfish is happy to send free samples of the Pocket Tripod to any writer, reporter or editor who requests one. Use the media contact information above to request a sample.

Celebrating Grandparents, Quality Family Time and Savings Grandparents Stay for Only $65, Eco-Park & Marine Tours, Special Family Activities at Grand Velas Resorts

Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico (PRWEB) June 11, 2012

Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit are featuring grandparent value-added hotel packages that include a special $ 65 rate for grandparents, family-friendly activities guided by a reunion coordinator, discounted rates for children and VIP airport pickup service. Special activities range from guided tours of the property cenotes (sacred Mayan wells) and a trip to Riviera Mayas renowned Xcaret nature park at Grand Velas Riviera Maya to a Vallarta Marine Encounter with sea lions or dolphins and a family photo to capture the moment at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. All-inclusive rates include luxury suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, taxes, gratuity and more.

Upon reservation of a minimum of four suites for three nights, special rates for one grandparent start at just $ 65.00 per night. Available until December 19th, the packages start at $ 327 per person, per night, based on double occupancy at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and $ 345 per person, per night, based on double occupancy at Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarits Family Reunion Package also includes a free stay for two children 12 years old and younger and half off on teens 13 to 16 years old. Children 4-16 at Grand Velas Riviera Maya are $ 99 per child per night. For more information and reservations, please call Velas Resorts at 1-866-230-7221 in the U.S. or Canada, email reservations(at)velasresorts(dot)com or visit http://www.velasresorts.com

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:

Recently featured in Forbes roundup of the 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, is the latest and most sophisticated iteration of the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive resort experience. This Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites, each more than 1,000 square-feet, in three separate ambiances– premium ocean-front Grand Class Suites with terrace plunge pools for families with children 12 and up, family-friendly ocean-view Ambassador Suites and Zen Grand Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsulas jungle. The resort presents a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia offering seven restaurants with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico; dedicated butler service for each guest, and the regions largest spa sanctuary at over 89,000 square-feet specializing in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world. The spa was named Best Spa” in the world by Virtuoso and also earned a SpaFinder Readers Choice Award. The resort was designed by lauded Mexican architecture firm Elias and Elias and features the sleek and modish interiors that fuse the serenity of the Caribbean with the vibrancy of Yucatan cultures.

About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, an all-suites and spa resort located just 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and a recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award. The resort features 267 spacious ocean-view suites. The crown jewel of the resort and a member of Leading Spas of the World, the Spa at Grand Velas features 20 treatment rooms, over 60 spa treatments, gym and exercise room, spa boutique and beauty salon. The family-friendly resort also offers tiered three-temperature infinity pools, tennis court, 25,321 total sq feet of meeting space and a Kids Club. Nearby are championship golf courses, numerous options for soft adventure, and the charming town of Puerto Vallarta with its many shops, art galleries and nightlife. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has received numerous accolades within the industry, including most recently as one of Forbes 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts.

FX Design Group and Giant Octopus Score Big with BYU Motion Design Project Just in Time for the Cougar Season Opener

Ocoee, FL (PRWEB) October 05, 2012

In 2011, BYU made the strategic decision to become one of the nations top collegiate sports broadcasting networks. It started with a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art television broadcast studio. The next critical step was to bring in the best team of sports production personnel available. BYU accomplished this goal by recruiting alumnus and former ESPN SportsCenter Producer, Mikel Minor, to lead the new team. One of Mikels earliest tasks was to reinvigorate the BYU brand through a new visual spectrum, including a brand new motion design package.

In March of 2012, Mikels team started their search for the motion design firm that could meet his branding and production challenge. After multiple phone calls, e-mails and a face to face concept presentation in Provo, Utah, the decision was made in late May to go with GO. One of the BYU teams major criteria was to find a collaborative partner they could establish a positive working relationship with. It was as important as finding a creative motion design firm that understood the various nuances in creating eye-popping motion design sports packages. They believed that GO fit both objectives.

Early into the project, the BYU team knew that they had made the right decision. We were very comfortable with where we were headed. I was most pleased with how well the GO team heard our input & concerns then incorporated our thoughts into the direction, as well as their own due diligence in capturing the spirit of the university and its unique culture, stated Minor.

The project presented a few unique challenges for the GO creative team. First up was a very aggressive three and a half-month package delivery timeline. Just over 90 days to meet the kickoff of the 2012/2013 Cougar football season opener. The next challenge was creating a new brand that covered all of BYUs current and future sports programming needs. Finally these custom packages had to provide element integration into a Ventuz graphics engine, as well as a Chyron application.

Creative Director on the project, Mannix, summed it up this way, “Our task was to visually represent the past, present, and future of BYU Sports, and to tell their story with the right amount of confidence, swagger and enthusiasm.

The package successfully launched with BYUs football seasons opening game this past Labor Day weekend. To view a short selects reel of the BYU project, click here. Samples of GOs other work can be seen at the FXUTube.

About FX Design Group

FX Design Group and its newly acquired motion graphics company, Giant Octopus (GO), is a design company delivering projects worldwide in broadcast for News, Talk Shows, Lifestyle, Sports and Entertainment programming. FX gives clients access to a complete compliment of set design, motion graphic design and branding, fabrication and installation services, as well as lighting design and lighting gear all from one source. The FX/GO collaborative process focuses on creative synergy, versatility and logistical efficiencies to maximize clients budgets, aesthetics and multi-functionality. To learn more about FX Design Group please call 888-394-7687 or visit http://www.fxgroup.tv.

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No Small Parts: The Role of Scale Models in Theater Set Design Opens at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures on September 18, 2012

Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) July 12, 2012

No Small Parts features the works of talented local scene designers whose masterful maquettes were created for productions by Arizona Opera, the University of Arizona School of Musics Opera Theater, the University of Arizona School of Theater, Film and Television and Arizona Theater Company.

A scene designer must interpret the script under the guidance of the director and define that world as it will appear on the stage. To be tasked with representing fearsome forces of nature or conveying deeply wrought emotions with little more than light and a few well placed scenic elements are creative challenges that can best be reworked and resolved in miniature. says The Mini Time Machine Museum Executive Director, Nina Daldrup. This exhibit will allow the viewer a glimpse of the artistic problem solving that happens behind the scenes.

In addition to full-color scale models, this exhibit will also include the designers scale drawings, white models and theatrical production photographs, illustrating the progressive phases of set design and the final outcome of the process in full scale on the stage. The work of scene designers Sally Day and Clare Rowe will be featured, among others.

Artists Biographies:

Sally Day is a freelance scene designer based in Tucson. Productions include Arizona Operas 2004 production of Il Tabarro / I Pagliacci and 2012 production of Cavalleria Rusticana / I Pagliacci. Ms. Day has designed nearly a dozen presentations for the U of As School of Music Opera Department. Other companies she has designed for include: Arizona Repertory Theatre Company, Borderlands Theatre, Bloodhut Theatre, Southwestern Ballet Company Dance Festival, New Articulations Dance Company (as Lighting Designer), a.k.a. theatre and Pima Community College. Ms. Day has trained outside of Tucson as both a scenic artist and design assistant at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival in Bloomington, Illinois.

Clare Rowe has worked professionally as a scene designer and painter for over 25 years. Rowe is an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Theater, Film and Television. She teaches scenic painting, theatre graphics and scene design and supervises scenic production in properties and paints for all department productions.

About The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures:

Located in Tucson, Arizona, The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is a nonprofit organization with the mission of sharing the artistic, historic, architectural and creative aspects of miniatures in an entertaining and interactive way. Since opening in September of 2009, the museum has welcomed more than 110,000 visitors. For more information about the museum and this exhibit, please visit http://www.theminitimemachine.org or call 520-881-0606. Photos available upon request.

Philips Announces CX50 xMATRIX, the Worlds First Portable Echocardiography System to Offer Real Time 3D Transesophageal Echo (Live 3D TEE)

Andover, MA (PRWEB) July 02, 2012

At the 23rd annual scientific sessions of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) in National Harbor, Md., Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) announced the new CX50 xMATRIX, the worlds first portable ultrasound to offer Philips industry leading Live 3D TEE. Previously only available with Philips iE33 xMATRIX premium echocardiography solution, Live 3D TEE enables 3D visualization of the cardiac structure and function as well as new perspectives of the heart in real time, enabling better patient care.

Since its launch in 2008, Philips CX50 CompactXtreme ultrasound system has been providing the flexibility of a portable system, while delivering the imaging performance of a premium ultrasound solution. With Live 3D TEE now available on the CX50 xMATRIX, interventional teams can more easily access important clinical information and visualizations for complex interventional procedures. For clinical efficiency the compact Live 3D TEE transducer is designed to be shared between the CX50 and iE33 xMATRIX systems. Because of this, departments should be able to reduce the number of TEE transducers that must be purchased, tracked, cleaned, and stored.

The first thing the staff noticed was the incredibly small size of the CX50 system, which is very useful in our cath lab where space is at a premium, said Dr. David Liang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director, Marfan Syndrome and Aortic Disorders at Stanford University. In clinical evaluations the Live 3D TEE image quality is excellent and, with the new user interface, 3D imaging is really intuitive. In imaging TAVR procedures with the CX50, I am able to easily switch back and forth between 2D and 3D during the critical time when we are positioning the valve.

The CX50 xMATRIX is a uniquely powerful all-in-one imaging solution for structural heart disease (SHD) repairs in cath labs and hybrid cardiac operating rooms, offering Live 3D TEE plus an architecture designed to support future capabilities including advanced fluoro integration (EchoNavigator, 510(k) pending) with Philips Allura systems.

Along with the new CX50 xMATRIX, Philips announced the Vision 2013 upgrade for existing CX50 cardiology customers. Vision 2013 includes:

Bury+Partners Named Top Engineering Firm for 9th time

Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Bury+Partners is proud to announce that collectively, for the 9th time they have been named as one of the top 500 engineering firms by Engineering News-Record (ENR). The list is based on design revenue generated by the firms and covers both public and privately-held companies. In the last two years, Bury+Partners has increased their revenue by nearly 20% and moved up the Top 500 list by 78 spaces.

Bury+Partners is very excited to be named among the best in the industry, said Executive Vice President Jim Knight. Our company mission has been and will always be to provide the highest possible level of personal service, combined with exceptional quality product and value. It is these principles and others that have allowed us to grow throughout difficult but promising times, while maintaining a long term perspective for our firm.

Foreign manufacturers believe that now is a good time to build in the U.S. and the signs of the recessions rebound can be seen in the ENRs Top 500 Design Firm List.

Difficult economic times come and go, said President Paul J. Bury III. The need for our consulting design services remained strong during the last downturn thanks to our diversification in the public and private markets. We have remained focused on attracting and retaining the best talent in the business. Adherence to these two principles has allowed us to come out of the recession stronger than most firms.

The Top 500, taken as a group, had overall design revenue of $ 85.06 billion in 2011, up 6.6%, from $ 79.82 billion in 2010. This marks the first time in three years the Top 500 experienced revenue growth for the year.

Anytime there is a downturn in the economy, responsible companies find themselves taking a hard look at what adjustments in operations need to be made to weather the storm, Bury said.

During the economic slump, Bury+Partners took the opportunity to streamline processes from client service all the way down to ordering office supplies. The benefits have been many including more refined processes and stronger attention to client service. Bury+Partners will continue to develop ways to remain one of the top engineering firms in the country.

About Bury + Partners

Since 1984, the exceptional team of professionals at Bury+Partners has been helping build the communities where they live and work. A nationally recognized leader in engineering, land use planning, landscape architecture and surveying, Bury+Partners provides consulting services, staffed by the finest people in the business. Bury+Partners design professionals and consultants bring clients the highest level of service and experience available today. For more information visit; http://www.burypartners.com.

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