Montage is a technique in film editing in which a series of short shots are edited into a sequence to condense space, time, and information. The term has been used in various contexts. It was introduced to cinema primarily by Eisenstein, and early Soviet directors used it as a synonym for creative editing. In France the word "montage" simply denotes cutting. The term "montage sequence" has been used primarily by British and American studios, which refers to the common technique as outlined in this article.The montage sequence is usually used to suggest the passage of time, rather than to create symbolic meaning as it does in Soviet montage theory. From the 1930s to the 1950s, montage sequences often combined numerous short shots with special optical effects dance and music. They were usually assembled by someone other than the director or the editor of the movie. Wikipedia.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: BSG-SME | Phase: SME-1 | Award Amount: 1.88M | Year: 2010
The CLEANSITE project will develop a novel system and technology for on-site treatment of collected landfill waste water or leachate though a novel and intelligent treatment method, which combines highly innovative electrochemical treatment or advanced oxidation methods with smart sensors and enabling microelectronic technology for optimised process control and design. Due to significant performance and efficiency gains, the innovation suggested will promote a modal shift of leachate and waste water management practises in the EU and add an important and significant contribution to the current Best Available Technique (BAT). The market opportunity for the SME consortium - group of European suppliers of windows and ventilation systems lies in the provision a treatment profile with improved environmental profile. The major innovation and point of market differentiation of the CLEANSITE system will elimination current economic and environmental costs though on site-treatment and leachate management optimisation. The reductions in treatment costs alone are sufficient to render the product very attractive to customers. The envisaged solution, however, is likely to result in a paradigm shift towards much needed innovative solutions, with wider associated societal and economic benefits. The R&D work required to achieve project objectives is centred around technical work packages with regard to system design, electrochemical and advanced oxidation, integrated water management and control enabling technology all of which are integrated in a novel waste water treatment system with wide application potential.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: FTIPilot-1-2015 | Award Amount: 2.53M | Year: 2016
Our prime objective is to generate in excess of 22million profits for the participating companies by addressing a European need for the safe maintenance and inspection of power lines. Intel-Line is an intelligent automatic, inspection system using advanced ultrasonics and incorporating wireless transmission and energy harvesting to provide a fit and forget condition monitoring and failure alarm system. In an industry worth 210Bn and employing 1.1 million the supply of energy is vital, and with over 2million Km of overhead cable in Europe, any failure or interruption of power can cause catastrophic damage to the surroundings and to the industrial infrastructure and output. Current inspection techniques are expensive, time consuming and hazardous. Intel-Line will enable maintenance to be scheduled, reducing unnecessary maintenance costs and unexpected breakdowns. This will increase the availability of the power lines reducing the downtime. Nesne, a Turkish manufacturer of innovative electronic components is seeking investment of 2m in order to enhance and upgrade our current prototype system, scale up production, produce training materials and provide in-service demonstrations to prospective clients. MCI will enhance the software/firmware and upgrade the signal processing, PI are a specialist NDT company who will use, market and distribute Intel-Line. BIC will augment our technology to rapidly progress to commercialisation. Using Intel-Line could save EU Power line distributors in excess of 150 million/yr. End users of Intel-Line will see an ROI within 6 months. The project participants will cumulatively increase their turnover by in excess of 40 million creating at least 40 new jobs. Our ultimate ambition is for Intel-Line to be fitted to cables for new erections and retro fitted during cable repair and maintenance providing the ultimate fit and forget system to guarantee the electricity supply.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: BSG-SME | Phase: SME-1 | Award Amount: 1.60M | Year: 2010
Current ECM process technology is limited in machining accuracy and process stability. The primary reason for this limitation is that the power supply units, which are at the heart of ECM are traditionally designed for the millisecond pulsed current range. Developing a power supply unit that has the capability of pulsing in the microsecond / nanosecond range, will result in more control of the process and better product, leading to improved uptimes on the shop floor and improved product quality. The SME partners in this project consortium have identified a commercial opportunity for a new generation of ECM that can offer: - Improved process stability and control - Increased accuracy (at a micron level) - Better process uptime and increased efficiency / outputs - Consistently better performing and better quality products - Shorter product development lead time This project will undertake the research and development work necessary to ensure that the SMEs in the consortium can realise this commercial opportunity through the development of a power supply unit (SMPS) that can support the next generation of ECM. The project aims to develop an SMPS that will deliver quicker electrical current pulsing rates in the microsecond / nanosecond range, resulting in an ECM with a machining accuracy better than 1 micron. The project will also develop a demonstrator / prototype that will be used for validating and demonstrating the next generation ECM. Based on research undertaken by CDAMC (in conjunction with SMPS manufacturers and suppliers), it is clear that power units in this performance range are currently not commercially available. The availability of a new generation of SMPS could result in a major step change in ECM capability and help sustain Europes leading position in ECM technology.
Montage and Montage Technology | Date: 2013-12-10
The present invention provides a wideband active balun LNA topology with narrow-band filtering and noise cancelling. The amplifier includes three transconductance stages, a feedback network, and a load. The first and second transconductance stages are connected in parallel to receive the input signal. The differential output of the first transconductance stage is fed back to voltage input through a differential-to-single-end-end feedback network, while the output of the first transconductance, passing through the third transconductance, is added to the output of the second transconductance stage in proper phase. The present invention accomplish both wideband low-noise amplification and narrow-band filtering without inserting interface stages, thereby improving the linearity and noise performance of the whole circuit. Noise cancellation technique is implemented in differential way to ensure the low noise figure. The present invention also achieves single-end to differential conversion with balanced output and superior second order linearity performance.
Montage | Date: 2010-06-23
A wheel carrier (13) is adapted for carrying a pallet (1). The wheel carrier (13) comprises a channel-formed beam (14) with a bottom (15) and two flanges (16) which each has an upwards extending lower part (17) merging into a horizontal extending upper part (18). A central part is cut out of each of the flanges (16) leaving a central section (19) of the upwards-extending lower part (17) and two end sections (20,21) of the horizontal extending upper part (18) of the flanges (16). The wheels (22) of the wheel carrier (13) are mounted on the end sections (21,22). The wheel carrier has a simple and inexpensive construction, which quickly and easily can be mounted onto a pallet by means of a solid and reliable connection allowing the wheel carrier continuously to operate the pallet with the highest degree of stability and security.
Montage | Date: 2014-11-12
A compression mould for compressing a compressible material into a predetermined shape, wherein the compression mould is designed for compressing the compressible material at a compression temperature of at most 100 degrees Celsius, the compression mould comprising a multitude of pressure channels having an inlet end and an outlet end, a multitude of separate end pieces provided with a passage having a cross-section corresponding to said shape, wherein the end pieces are mounted in the outlet ends of the pressure channels.
News Article | March 2, 2017
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Montage International and The Robert Green Company have reached an agreement today for the development of the SilverRock Resort in La Quinta, California. Breaking ground in summer 2017 and opening in late 2019, the development will...
News Article | February 9, 2015
Delafield, WI (October 7, 2014) – Montage, a provider of purpose-built video interviewing solutions to the Global 5000, today announced the addition of two industry leaders to its executive team. The appointments of Senior Vice President of Sales Chauncey Kupferschmid and Vice President of Product Thomas Boyle are a reflection of Montage’s ongoing success and commitment to scale the company by expanding its existing proven leadership team. “Montage is at a critical point in our growth trajectory. We have achieved a 300% increase in global adoption during the past year and are currently being used in more than 150 different countries. The addition of Chauncey and Tom, two industry experts who have their finger on the pulse of human capital management, could not come at a better time,” said Montage President and CEO Kurt Heikkinen. “Their depth of knowledge is unsurpassed and their experience delivering unparalleled innovation and client loyalty will be invaluable as we continue to shape the way companies engage and assess talent,” added Heikkinen. In the role of Senior Vice President of Sales, Kuperferschmid will be responsible for business acceleration, capitalizing on the demand for next generation video interviewing and mobile technologies. Prior to Montage, Kupferschmid was a Co-Founder of SilkRoad Technology where he ran Global Sales and Marketing for more than a decade. Kuperferschmid was instrumental in growing SilkRoad into a top 10 global brand and presence in the HCM Cloud arena. Kupferschmid is widely regarded as one of the industry’s most effective sales executives. He has helped build start-up companies to industry powerhouses and consistently attained record-setting sales results by leading his salesforce to penetrate new markets and drive new account acquisition. His professional accolades include ExecRank’s 2012 Top Chief Sales Officer, and several Employee of the Year awards. As Vice President of Product for Montage, Boyle will be responsible for product marketing and strategy, enhancing the product vision and driving the roadmap forward. During the course of his career, Boyle has consulted with hundreds of enterprise organizations about their unique Talent Management strategies. Prior to his role with Montage, he was the director of product strategy and marketing for Silkroad Technology. Tom is a regular contributor to industry magazines and blogs, including HR Bartender, the Ladders, ERE and Forbes. About Montage Montage offers the most mature video interviewing solution available, purpose-built to transform the hiring experience one smile at a time. Applying an enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, Montage is the solution of choice for companies pursuing a hiring advantage. By extending talent reach, elevating employer brand, reducing travel, and minimizing costs, Montage engages candidates and hiring teams throughout the process, driving faster decisions and improving quality of hire. A privately held company, Montage is headquartered in Wisconsin and located on the Web at www.montagetalent.com. More About Montage ›Contact Us ›
News Article | February 9, 2015
Delafield, WI (May 14, 2014) – Montage, a provider of purpose-built video interviewing solutions to the Global 5000, has received the 2014 Tektonic Award for Talent Management in recognition of the company's innovative product development that embodies disruptive technology. This market-leading technology allows companies to fully configure their candidate experience and expand the use of video interviewing across their enterprise. In addition to conducting live video interviews, many hiring organizations present questions to candidates so that those responses may be collected, viewed and compared at the hiring manager's or recruiter's convenience. Known as on-demand video interviewing, this is a valuable time saving application of video technology, which provides more insight and convenience than traditional screening. "To date, video interviewing providers haven't allowed hiring organizations the flexibility to apply different response parameters for each question," explained HRO Today Executive Editor Debbie Bolla. "Transforming the playing field, as this solution does, to improve the hiring experience for both candidates and hiring managers is the kind of disruptive HR technology we look for among our winners," she concluded. "Montage specifically engineered this functionality in response to the broad demands of our global clientele's enterprise hiring practices. We are extremely pleased by HRO Today's recognition of the importance of this capability and the unique flexibility of our offering," said Kurt Heikkinen, Montage president and CEO, in accepting the award. "Configurability at the job-question level is critical to realizing the full hiring advantage that video interviewing promises across the enterprise," he explained. Montage transforms the industry's cookie-cutter approach to on-demand video interviewing by delivering the industry's only application that is fully configurable down to the question level, offering choices for three critical areas: About Montage Montage offers the most mature video interviewing solution available, purpose-built to transform the hiring experience one smile at a time. Applying an enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, Montage is the solution of choice for companies pursuing a hiring advantage. By extending talent reach, elevating employer brand, reducing travel, and minimizing costs, Montage engages candidates and hiring teams throughout the process, driving faster decisions and improving quality of hire. A privately held company, Montage is headquartered in Wisconsin and located on the Web at www.montagetalent.com. About HRO Today HRO Today offers the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the Human Resources industry. Our magazines, web portals, research, e-Newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 100,000 senior-level HR decision makers with rich, objective game-changing content. Our number one strength is our reach. HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today's Baker's Dozen Rankings across seven different categories when selecting an HR service provider. About SharedXpertise SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management. Its media offerings include print and online publications; its summits are conferences and its forums offer association membership programs. SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, Europe and Asia. More About Montage ›Contact Us ›
News Article | March 16, 2015
This week’s trailers offered a twist on the standard fare. We got new teasers for major upcoming releases that are finally doling out more in the way of plot and character details. And as far as being on the new, this edition of the roundup belongs to documentaries. The Sundance crop continues to bloom with Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, and fellow pop legends Iris Apfel and Back to the Future also get time in the sun. Finish it out with Steve Coogan and Nick Kroll bringing it in the funny department and you’ve got yourself a pleasant slate of on-screen entertainment to look forward to. Rev up your imagination engines, because we’ve got your Tomorrowland of trailers right here. Tomorrowland has been billed as a “mystery adventure” by Disney, and up until now the teasers have made good on that promise. We’ve seen brief glimpses of a futuristic utopia and heard voice-overs in the dulcet tones of George Clooney, but otherwise it’s all been very vague. This is the first trailer that really lets us sink our teeth into the movie, and it does have a story, after all! What we know so far is that Tomorrowland the place looks a lot more pristine and technologically advanced than the world as we know it today. And from what we see in this trailer, the world as we will eventually know it is beset with catastrophic weather, riots, looting, and devastation. Clooney’s character Frank knows this, and tells our young hero Casey (Britt Robertson) that he’s been waiting for someone like her, perhaps to build a bridge between Tomorrowland and the real world to stave off something like human extinction. Interestingly, we also see that Casey’s movements in the this world affect her movements in Tomorrowland, suggesting the two places aren’t so much dimensions apart as they are parallel realities—maybe. Everything looks beautiful, like a combination of art deco and steampunk and the Wizard of Oz and Disney World (surprise!), and it’s very exciting to see such an ambitious, live action original story coming from a major studio. The already stacked May release schedule just got even more enticing. Pause at: 1:16. Possible Magic Mountain sighting in the background. Regular tub time (and space) machine at 1:36. A glimpse of apocalyptic things to come at 1:57. Essential Quote: “What you saw was a place where the best and the brightest people in the world came together to actually change it.”—Frank (Clooney) Apparently Disney decided this was the week its time-release trailer campaigns were set to go off, because in addition to Tomorrowland, we’ve now gotten our first in-depth look at the plot of its next Pixar feature, Inside Out—the animation house’s first original story since Brave in 2012. We’ve known that Riley is an 11-year-old girl adjusting to her new life in San Francisco after a being uprooted from her Midwest upbringing. And we’ve also known that Riley’s emotions are actual characters living inside her mental Headquarters, trying to keep the delicate balance of sanity in tact. But with this trailer we get to see more of the misadventures those emotions actually get up to. Joy (Amy Poehler) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) get sucked out of HQ into a different sector of Riley’s consciousness, and must navigate their way back through her various mental compartments (e.g. Long Term Memory, Imagination Land, Dream Productions) to set things right with her Core Memories. Considering how effective the Emotional Manipulation team (aka the writing team) is at Pixar, we’re probably going to be two sad memories away from crying this entire movie. Pause at: 0:36 for a charming San Francisco backdrop. Loving the maze of long term memories at 1:15. Too bad it’s not just normal for things to explode into glitter when they’re hit with wrecking balls, like at 1:45. LOL! Brainfreeze at 2:11. Song: Boston, “More Than A Feeling” Essential Quote: “Congratulations, San Francisco! You’ve ruined pizza!”—Anger (Lewis Black), disapproving of broccoli as a topping The notion of a man-of-a-certain-age out of touch with today’s fast-paced digital culture—who’s also suffering from erectile dysfunction—feels more tired than its protagonist. But the cast of Happyish is so good we’re ready to follow them blindly into Showtime’s new bittersweet comedy series. The role of Thom Payne (who actually says “fuck Thomas Jefferson!” in this trailer) is played by Steve Coogan, but was originally written for Philip Seymour Hoffman. Hoffman was certainly adept at working comedy, but the idea of switching from one of the great dramatic actors of our time to one of our greatest comedic actors must have necessitated a big tone shift in writing the main character. But from his pursuits as Alan Patridge to Hamlet 2 to Philomena and everything in between, we know that Coogan is a formidable talent across the dramedic spectrum, and with Ellen Barkin, Kathryn Hahn, and Carrie Preston starring alongside him, we’re feeling really positive about Happyish. Pause at: 1:32 for a … weird cardboard cutout? Essential Quote: “You hit your joy ceiling and you’re done. That’s why Jesus wept! Low joy ceiling. Richard Simmons? High joy ceiling.”—Dani Kirschenbloom (Barkin) This October will obviously be October 2015—the same month Marty McFly landed in 2015 in Back to the Future Part II, and—appropriately—the month this documentary about the whole trilogy is scheduled for release. Perhaps director Jason Aron knows how to find time-hopping Marty and how to get him to the premiere! If you’re a fan of BTTF, this movie has a lot to offer. The roster of contributors is a Future fans dream, including Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Bob Gale, Dean Cundey, Kevin Pike, Alan Silvestri, and famous mega-fans like Community’s Dan Harmon and creator of The Goldbergs Adam Goldberg. It talks about how the movies got made, but also examines their impact and enduring significance for so many even 30 years down the road. Fox says at one point “it’s great to have a bunch of lunatics on your side.” Well, if loving Back to the Future is crazy, then we don’t want to be sane. Pause at: 0:07. Heads up for the hoverboard! Still amazing after all these years at 0:29. This guy’s BTTF game is better than your BTTF game at 1:01. Essential Quote: “We maxed out that card on a DeLorean, and made it into a time machine. Continuing the week of big reveals in known properties, Netflix is following Disney’s lead by giving us a juiced-up new Daredevil trailer that showcases the hero/villain relationship between Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) and the Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio). Kingpin gives a brief explanation of his Hell’s Kitchen origins and tries to tell the Daredevil he’s the yin to his yang—you know, standard villainy mind games stuff. We also get to see the first actual connection between Murdock and Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), the lawyer’s long running love interest in the Daredevil comic series, and his best friend and partner in legal practice, Foggy Nelson (who also happens to be into Karen). So, it looks like we’ve got our antagonist, our love triangle, and our conflicted vigilante hero. Bring on that binge watch, Netflix! Pause at: 0:41 for sweet Foggy Nelson. A hard night’s work for the Daredevil at 1:33. Essential Quote: “Sometimes you have to do things outside the law.”—Matt Murdock (Cox) Even if you don’t care about fashion icon Iris Apfel (and really who are you to think she isn’t worth your time?) you should at least respect entirely self-made legendary status. “The Rare Bird,” they call her, a singular entity in the fashion industry who thinks rules and conventions are BS. One might even dare to call her … disruptive! The 93-year-old Apfel is captured here by the great documentarian Albert Maysles, who passed away on March 5 at 88. Maysles directed such renowned projects as Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter and it’s fitting that his final project would focus on someone who is nearly a century old, but still as vibrant and sharp as ever, proving that true genius and star power has no expiration date, a quality shared by Apfel and Maysles till his last days. Pause at: 0:11, 0:27, 0:56, 1:53, 1:56, and 2:17 for a bird in the wild. Essential Quote: “I didn’t give a damn about going to the party or being at the party. It was getting dressed for the party. And there’s truth and poetry in that.”—Iris Apfel If you’re a music fan, Montage of Heck might feel a bit like porn. Brett Morgan, the director of this Sundance favorite, got unbelievable access to the real life of Kurt Cobain for this documentary, talking to the artist’s family members and close friends and getting access to personal art works, video footage from his childhood, and old journals. Much has been written and discussed about Cobain, but Morgan really gets in there with first-hand accounts about the embattled rock icon from the people who actually knew him and shaped his life—even Courtney Love! Pause at: 0:15 for baby Kurt! Assuming this is a clip of Cobain’s artwork at 0:52. The little Bean Cobain at 1:35. Dorothy, we’re not in Aberdeen, Washington anymore at 2:07. Essential Quote: “He was searching for whatever made him feel like he wasn’t alone.” The Kroll Show may be going the way of the Dodo, but maybe that just means Nick Kroll will have more time for projects like this. If you’re going to make another “Help me! I’m an adult!” coming-of-middle-age style movie (Kroll isn’t quite at the middle-age threshold, but the spirit remains the same), you might as well stack it with an outstanding comedic cast. We know the comedian can do absurd and outlandish (see “The Douche” from Parks and Recreation or any number of his Kroll Show alter egos), but the toned down, earnest approach to funny is something we haven’t seen yet. Additionally, Bobby Moynihan, Jane Krakowski, Joel McHale, and Jason Mantzoukas appear in bitsy roles, at the very least, with Rose Byrne and Bobby Canavale as his co-stars. (Rose Byrne and Bobby Canavale!) So even if Beginners veers into annoyingly whiny self-discovery territory, all the principals should at least be very fun to watch. Oh yeah, and Kroll plays Jake, an entrepreneur type who failed miserably and lost a lot of people’s money in the process, which forces him to move out of Manhattan and into the Burbs with his sister and brother-in-law. So, that’s the actual story here. Pause at: 1:09. Who doesn’t want this face babysitting their kids? Excellent nanny work at 1:11. A FaceTime-with-parents’-worst-nightmare scenario at 1:52. Yes at 1:54. Song: Dominant Legs, “Hoop Of Love” and Winterbourne, “Sunrise” Essential Quote: “You can basically take the last three years of my life and light them on fire.”—Jake (Kroll)