Issue 701
January 2017
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Which of these ghosts did  NOT visit Ebenezer Scrooge in  A Christmas Carol?

A) Ghost of Christmas Past
B) Ghost of Christmas Present
C) Ghost of Christmas Ham
D) Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come


In Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, what does Gene Wilder do with the flower pedal tea cup after taking a drink?

A) Throws it away
B) Eats it
C) Plants it in the ground
D) Makes it disappear

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The Crew Corner

Invent a type of Hot Tea. What would you call it & what's it used for?

John Courchane, Editor
USB Tea. It transfers files faster than USB 3, and gives you a little caffeine boost.

Tracy Granzyk, Managing Director, Heal thcare
I'm going with Sunshine Tea  - it can only be imbibed after USB Tea is done and picked up in So CA!

Kortoney Gaff, Motion Graphics
A Lot-o-Tea, it really quenches your thirst.

Rob Warren, Director of Photography
Whit-Tea.  Refreshing white tea with a boost of humor to start your day! 

Ali Miller, Producer
Magical Mystery Tea. No one really knows what's in it, but it puts you to sleep and induces nose-hair growth.

Michael Kromm, Director of Post Production
Tea-O-Coffee. It's coffee-flavored tea so it tastes good!

Greg Vass, Executive Producer
Green Kromm Tea. Spicy flavors with a hint of sarcasm.

SolidLine Teams Up With Rosecrance to Produce Brand Video

Rosecrance Health Network  is a private not-for-profit organization that offers  addiction and  mental health services to children, adults, and fa milies. Recently, the SLM crew helped produce a brand video to communicate their mission and vision: to provide the best opportunity for lasting recovery. With over 40 locations in  Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa, Rosecrance serves more than 32,000 families each year. Having had a relationship with Rosecrance for the past 15 years, SolidLine was thrilled to help out with such an important video, and we even got the chance to test out the new SolidLine drone!

Check out the brand video below!

This is Rosecrance

SolidLine Gets Major Post-Production Upgrade

We did our Spring cleaning a little early this year here at SolidLine HQ. This month, we replaced our legacy AVID Unity Media Server (RIP Unity) with a brand new state-of-the-art Facills Terrablock media server. The Facilis offers us the advantage of being compatible with the newest version of our editing system, Avid Media Composer, while allowing us to use SolidLine's existing fiber infrastructure. In terms of digital storage, we increased our capacity to 96 Terabytes, which allows us to transcode our raw c amera files into Avid's native media fo rmat, and providing a smoother and more efficient editing process.  Aside from the server upgrade, we also updated all of our editing and graphics computers with new solid state hard drives, USB 3 cards, and the latest version of Avid. 

John Courchane, Senior Editor at SolidLine, elaborates: "Before, we were limited by our storage size and software limits. Now, with all of our hardware and software upgraded, we have the capability to edit the most up-to-date camera files and sizes, including virtual reality and 4k formats. It's like Post-Production on steroids around here."

The Society Talks About Working with SolidLine

Maybe we're slightly biased, but we think client testimonial videos are one of the best ways to promote your services or products to potential customers. But you can judge for yourself after watching this video! The SolidLine crew sat down with the President of the National Society of Leadership and Success, Charles Knippin, to hear his thoughts on working with SolidLine for the past 10 years. Check out what Chuck had to say!