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Proavio would like to congratulate Fields of Fuel for winning the Audience Award at the Sundance 2008


Winning the Audience Award for environmental documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, Fields of Fuel, turned out to be a huge hit with audiences. Directed by environmental activist Josh Tickell, Fields of Fuel is a film about biodiesel, a fuel made from vegetable oil such as corn or soybeans but can also be made from agricultural product like grass and algae. America is engulfed in an oil war, the environment is being destroyed and gas prices have gone through the roof. The main focus in this movie is that it explores the different possibilities for our gasoline crisis, primarily focusing on “bio-diesel”.

 

While shooting Fields of Fuel, the director and cameraman James Mulryan used several 16Gb P2 storage cards and then downloaded the files to Proavio’s Studiorack S4 portable storage array as the shoot when along. The Studiorack S4 proved to be a critical component for Field of Fuel’s P2 HD workflow. With capacity limited to 16GB of storage, P2 workflows require a more permanent, solid & secure storage solution that offers high reliability and necessary speed to copy or backup P2 HD media on location.

 

“I believe there will be a huge market for large portable storage in the near future,” said director James Mulryan. The Studiorack S4 helped the director store the raw P2 media and backup content all within his backpack. Currently, James Mulryan uses two terabytes of hard drive space within the Studiorack S4 set up in RAID 5 for added security and support.

 

“You are now allowed to take everything from desktop to a real travel possibility,” states director James Mulryan.“I believe there will be a huge market for large portable storage in the near future,” said director James Mulryan. The Studiorack S4 provides the director, ability to store his raw feeds and two digital backup content all within his backpack. Currently, James Mulryan uses two terabytes of hard drive space with the Studiorack S4 in RAID 5 set up for added security and support.
“You are now able to take everything from desktop to a real mobile solution,” states director James Mulryan.

Fields of Fuel has been chosen for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival with a follow up of a theatrical release throughout the United States.

 

By by William Wheeler - Highdef Magazine

 

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