Big News – Teaser footage to open Acer Computer Global Product Launch

It’s been a wild ride for the last 10 days. I got a call while at a film festival that executives from Acer Computer – yes, that Acer Computer – had seen footage from a couple of my 2007 and 2008 teaser trailers.

Evidently, they thought it would be cool and wanted me to output some selected shots to IMAX film to kick open the presentation they are making to 350+ of the global tech media. Needless to say, I was simultaneously stunned, excited and then terrified as the date was April 7th. It did not seem possible to pull this off.

But it’s happened. I basically worked straight through until it was done, FTP’d a sound mix to IMAX in Toronto and overnight renders to the wizards at RPG Productions in California and they worked miracles and the 2 minute clip will arrive at the Liberty Science Center IMAX Dome theater tomorrow am.

And I’m off to NJ myself Monday so and get to see it in person…

You can read the full press release that Acer is sending out on my behalf here. (PDF file)

  • Christopher Laney
    Posted at 06:04h, 03 April

    Congrats, Stephen. Exciting news. Good luck with it!

  • Eric Schwandt
    Posted at 06:41h, 03 April

    Outstanding! See if Acer will send you a few of those little notebook computers to hand out to friends.

  • Bob Gingher
    Posted at 06:57h, 03 April

    Hi, Stephen, A VERY hearty congratulations!…and thanks for sharing the good news! (Just witnessed your clear, detailed 2.75D project footage si my eyes are about as wide as Saturn’s rings now…)

  • Mark Moore
    Posted at 07:23h, 03 April

    And I can say I knew you “way back when”! Congratulations – this sounds really exciting and I hope everyone enjoys the footage.

  • Yanni
    Posted at 08:14h, 03 April

    Wow, that’s awesome! What a great idea by Acer. They could totally use you to sell their computers if they wanted to advertise the potential of their products. I am Stephen van Vuren and I’m a PC…..oops, that’s Windows.

    Acer is picking up the tab to get you to NJ?

  • stephenv2
    Posted at 08:31h, 03 April

    Thanks guys. I have no idea what will happen from this but I feel like it will be positive whatever it is.

    Yanni – it was paid gig so I can swing the trip to NJ

  • Ajit
    Posted at 08:34h, 03 April

    Awesome. I have a new respect for Acer.

  • stephenv2
    Posted at 08:42h, 03 April

    As do I – their are actually based in Italy and loved the trailer footage & music and simply picked the shots from two trailers they wanted but basically did not ask me to alter my material and the clip gives URL full credit. They were extremely pleasant to work with and sent out the press release on my behalf gratis.

  • RPierce
    Posted at 11:38h, 03 April

    That is incredible!!! You COMPLETELY deserve this!!!

  • Sarah Misenheimer
    Posted at 16:50h, 03 April

    Very Cool!! Congratulations

  • Valerie
    Posted at 21:16h, 03 April

    Nice work, Stephen! I’m excited for you!

  • Kim Newberry
    Posted at 02:33h, 04 April

    I am excited about this. You have worked so hard. Congratulations!

  • David van Vuuren
    Posted at 18:57h, 04 April

    Fantastic! May there be the best possible outcome from this opening door.

    David and Laura (We just got back, hours ago, from Africa.)

  • Mark Wagoner
    Posted at 17:59h, 05 April

    KUDOS to you my friend, keep up the good work!

  • Jason Duby
    Posted at 16:08h, 08 April


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