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Finalists Announced for the 4th Annual DVD PRO Discus Awards

5 Jul, 2001 By: Hive News


Online Inc. has announced the finalists for the 4th Annual DVD PRO Discus Awards, sponsored by Verbatim.

The winners will be showcased on stage in the TechVideo Expo Exhibit Hall on July 30-31, 2001, at the Monterey Conference Center,DoubleTree Hotel, Monterey, Calif.

The Discus Award recognizes outstanding examples of DVDdesign, interactivity andproduction for DVD-Video and DVD-ROM.

Said Tim Clatterbuck, Verbatim's director of optical storage marketing:"All of the submissions reallyraise the bar on what can bedone with DVD technology in entertainment, business and the home."

Discus Award Finalists:

Best Instructive DVD
U.S. Capitol: A Vision in Stone, Heritage Series, LLC; Jazz: A Film by KenBurns, PBS; The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, Buena Vista Home Entertainment; Dinosaur, Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Best Additional Features
The Mummy: Ultimate Edition, Universal Studios Home Video; Men In Black Special Edition, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment; Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box, Buena Vista Home Entertainment; Lawrence of Arabia,Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment

Best Interactive Menu Design
Men In Black Special Edition, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment; Jazz: AFilm by Ken Burns, PBS; Lawrence of Arabia, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment; Galaxy Quest, DreamWorks

Best DVD-Audio Disc
Aaron Neville, Devotion, Panasonic Disc Services Corporation DVD-Audio/Video Sampler Disc, AIX Records; Big Phat Band - Swinging for the Fences, Panasonic Disc Services Corporation Studio Voodoo, DTS, Digisonics DVD

Best MPEG-2 Video Encode
Fantasia, Buena Vista Home Entertainment; Lawrence of Arabia, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment; The Patriot, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment; X-Files - Fight the Future, DTS Version, Panasonic Disc Services Corporation

Best Use and Integration of Web Content
Lawrence of Arabia, Columbia TriStar/Mirage Productions/InterActualFrequency, New Line Home Video/The Content Project/Organa West/ScriptCruncher.com/InterActual; Gladiator,DreamWorks/InterActual ClerksUncensored, Miramax/1K Studios/InterActual

Best Overall DVD
Chicken Run, DreamWorks; Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box, Buena Vista Home Entertainment; Lawrence of Arabia, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment; Men In Black Special Edition,Columbia TriStar HomeEntertainment

For more information on the DVD PRO Conference, July 30-31, 2001, visit http://www.dvdpro.net. DVD PRO is organized by Online Inc. DVD PRO is co-located with the V2B Conference, found on the Web at http://www.v2bconference.com.


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