Looking to the Future of DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Distribution

One of our most valuable resources when it comes to keeping an eye on the evolving world of home entertainment media is the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart found on the Home Media Magazine website. For those unfamiliar, Home Media Magazine is, perhaps, the leading publication in the country reporting specifically on home entertainment. This […]

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May 31, 2012

On location in New Mexico with the cast and crew of “Vegas”, part 2

While Director/Producer David Naylor heads up our Creative Content Group, he’s supported by a number of talented people who all contribute to the final ‘value-added material’ which you and I enjoy not only in bonus features, but also in promotional videos and Electronic Press Kits. On the Vegas shoot, Giant’s Art Director Kevin Powell stepped […]

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May 21, 2012

Giant Interactive And Other Leading Media Companies Adopt Dolby TrueHD 96K Up-Sampling Technology

Our technical staff is always looking for ways to improve our offerings to clients, particularly in the area of providing the highest quality authoring and disc mastering services. It’s where Giant started and where we continue to excel. Though only made public today, Dolby Laboratories, known for their work in advancing the art and science […]

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May 17, 2012

The Bad News About Cheaper Discs

The the long-term viability and utility of DVD and Blu-ray Discs is an issue always in the back of our minds here at Giant Interactive. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes hit the nail on the head in this recent item in Home Media Magazine, where he noted that disc-based entertainment will continue to be viable […]

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May 11, 2012

Adam Yauch: Appreciation

We were all saddened to hear of the passing of Adam Yauch on Friday. Giant Interactive is pleased and honored to count Oscilloscope Laboratories among our clients and though we didn’t work with Mr. Yauch directly, I think all of us got a sense of his energy and passion from working with the Oscilloscope team. […]

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May 7, 2012

Tablets and Smartphones As Agents of Change

It’s true. In a few short years, tablet and smartphone have had a profound effect on how we consume media, find information and relate to one another. We are intimately connected with our mobile device, particularly when watching TV, and this has fundamentally changed how people are using the oldest of media-delivery devices. MESA noted […]

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May 3, 2012

Will The Shift To Streaming Via Mobile Devices Help Sustain Physical Media?

The ‘connect anywhere’ capabilities of tablets and smartphones are enabling a revolution in how content is consumed and, in turn, changing how viewers interact with that content. Could these shifts in consumer behavior have the secondary effect of helping to sustain physical media? Increasingly, viewers are leaving the living room TV behind and using their […]

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April 24, 2012

Part 2: The Art, Craft and Business of Compelling DVD ‘Bonus’ with David Naylor

In part II of our interview with director/producer David Naylor, we continue to discuss his experience and unique perspective when it comes to producing ‘value-added’ material, primarily for DVD and Blu-ray. Question: You have a reputation for earning the trust of filmmakers and producers, including such household names as J.J. Abrams, Glenn Caron (Medium), Chris […]

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April 20, 2012

Part 1: A Conversation with David Naylor, Director/Producer, Giant’s Creative Content Group

We at Giant Interactive have known David for some time and so it’s no surprise that we’re familiar with his many talents. Director, producer, father, gentleman – David is the recipient of twenty-three Telly Awards and a Science Fiction Academy Award for his work creating ‘value-added material’ (VAM), aka ‘DVD bonus’, for titles ranging from […]

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April 18, 2012

Honored To Be Nominated…But We Need Your Help To Clinch It

We at Giant Interactive been fortunate, in recent weeks, to have our work recognized by a couple home entertainment industry organizations with awards and nominations. While we’re always putting our best work out there on behalf of our clients, it’s not everyday that such efforts are recognized and held up for acclaim before our peers […]

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April 10, 2012

A Giant (Denver) Tale

When I first visited Denver in 1993, I came in on a Sunday Frontier Airlines flight which delivered me to the new Denver International Airport. I ended up traveling up to Estes Park (with three very funny set decorators in a limo — a story for another time) for what would be a 6 week […]

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April 6, 2012