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Keslow Camera

Using a custom FileMaker solution for iPad, iPhone and desktop, Keslow Camera efficiently manages tens of thousands of rental items to supply film and television customers around the world.

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Innovative motion picture professionals make FileMaker Pro an integral part of their editing suite.

The art of motion picture editing is an ever-evolving craft, from the old Moviolas of Hollywood's storied past to today's cutting-edge software applications that carry editing into an entirely digital realm. In the vanguard of these innovations, you will find three-time Academy Awardandreg; winner Walter Murch. He needs no introduction to either cineastes or techies. His work on such recent films as Cold Mountain , the first full-length feature to use the Final Cut Pro editing suite -- and Jarhead keeps him in the forefront of both creative accomplishment and technological innovation. Walter and his associate editor Sean Cullen depend on the latest tools to do their job, including FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software solution from FileMaker Inc.

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Leading Windowposter™ advertising company gets the message out nationwide using FileMaker Go on iPod touch

PMD Promotion slashes $40,000 off yearly overhead with an innovative mobile solution using FileMaker Go for iPhone that revolutionized its business.

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‘It's OK -- We're with the Band'

There's nothing quite like a live concert by a top band. There's an energy that flows directly from the stage and into the audience. You can listen to CDs, you can watch all the videos you want -- but nothing beats a live performance -- especially by a top concert act like the Dave Matthews Band. With their unique fusion of jazz and rock, and their accessible, grassroots style, Dave Matthews and his bandmates make magic every time they take the stage. But creating that magic isn't easy. It requires tight organization and careful planning. And that's why whenever the DMB performs, they're accompanied by FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Server, the award-winning database software applications by FileMaKer Inc.

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In the Public Interest

Enlightening, educational, and entertaining. But like its commercial sister, public television doesn't just happen. At WGBH in Boston, production of some of public TV's favorite programs requires talent, energy, commitment -- and money. And helping to keep key elements in that equation organized, you'll find FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.

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Footage File Relies on FileMaker Pro To Get to the Right Clip

Over the years, technology has played an increasing role in video production and post production. Technology has done an exceptional job in meeting viewer demand for thrilling action, state-of-the-art graphics and visually stimulating scenes. However, some of the filmmaking techniques still being used are quite archaic. One of those antiquated techniques is the way scenes and sound bytes are catalogued. Wagner Worldwide is an independent consulting company that offers post production services to television and movie companies. Their Footage File solutions are used by production companies to find the 'perfect' video footage and sound bytes for a given production. Footage File's success is dependent upon immediate access to every scene and sound byte available for each project.

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Focused on the commercial printing and packaging industries, The Stuart Company is known for its state-of-the-art laser die-making and cutting, and glue finishing.

Based in Cincinnati, The Stuart Company is a model for today’s lean, modern, technically adept, consumer-focused company. The fifty-year-old service company in the graphic arts industry takes pride in using the latest cross-platform software, CAD and laser cutting machines to manufacture the dies used in making boxes, folding cartons and other commercial packaging.

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FileMaker Pro Keeps Showtime Ads on the Creative Edge

The next time you see an advertisement for one of Showtime Networks' programs, you'll know FileMaker Pro is hard at work. FileMaker Pro is the award-winning database management system (DBMS) from FileMaker, Inc. Red Group, Showtime's in-house advertising agency, uses FileMaker Pro to archive and project manage all Showtime advertisements for print, TV and radio.

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Fully Catalogued!

You've seen the catalogues in your mailbox or in your office. Slick, substantial, easy to use. Glistening, attractive presentations of office supplies or hardware or any other sort of merchandise you might need. But did you ever stop to think about where that catalogue came from? For many of America's top catalogues, the trail leads back to New Berlin, Wisconsin -- and the Sells Printing Company, specialists in high-quality catalogue production. And behind the scenes at Sells you'll find FileMaker Pro -- the award-winning database software application from FileMaker, Inc.!

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FileMaker Pro Tracks Tech Support Calls for Busy Customer Service Department

Scitex Digital Video manufactures ImMIX® digital nonlinear video editing products. Videotaped footage is digitized onto a hard drive, from which video professionals, including editors of documentaries, commercials and training videos, call up images as needed, cutting and pasting the images into their final order and adding special effects.

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On with the Show

On the stage or in the exhibition hall -- when you're putting on a show, the last thing you want to worry about are the technical details. And you won't -- not if you've placed them in the hands of the audio-video professionals of New York's Scharff Weisberg, Inc. They're experts in AV technology, from special effects to sound systems, and they ensure that top-level service to their clients with FileMaker Pro -- the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.

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Rainbow Network Communications Makes Movie Magic with Help from FileMaker

There's nothing like a curling up in front of the television for a great movie. But did you ever stop to think about where those movies come from? Well, if you're watching such cable channels as American Movie Classics or Bravo, those movies are coming to you not from glamorous, magical Hollywood -- but from a bustling complex of buildings in Floral Park, New York -- where movie magic comes to life with a little help from FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.!

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Prada uses FileMaker Pro for its Media Website

Milano, Italy March 2000, Filemaker, the worldwide leader in database solutions for workgroups and individuals, is the software solution chosen by Prada to manage their America's Cup press information web site. Thanks to Filemaker Pro, Prada's press office can manage a large number of media queries and meet the ever more pressing demands from media organizations around the world. The site, through which Prada has registered over 2600 journalists, is the official source of information for the press.

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In an intimate setting in Palm Springs, California, hundreds of new and established photographers meet for a week and learn from their peers, industry leaders, educators and master photographers. And to ensure that events run smoothly, the Palm Springs Photo Festival created a conference registration system with bar-coded tags.

Palm Springs is synonymous with wealth, seclusion, golf and tennis. It was the favorite home of some of the biggest stars of yesteryear, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, all called Palm Springs home, a refuge from the prying eyes of photographers and autograph seekers. So it’s no small irony that the Palm Springs Photo Festival takes place there, bringing several hundred aspiring “snappers” to learn the craft from some of the best in the business.

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FileMaker Pro Keeps the Jazz Cool for The Knitting Factor

FileMaker Pro is showing up in the hippest places. When Czech Republic president Vaclav Havel and U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright wanted to hang out with rocker Lou Reed and performance artist Lori Anderson, they went to the Knitting Factory. The Knitting Factory is both a nightclub, presenting live jazz music seven nights a week, and a record label that releases compact discs by many of the artists who perform there. Naturally, when the Knitting Factory wanted to manage their web site, they turned to FileMaker Pro. FileMaker Pro is a relational database application designed to help manage and share information in the real world. It's a fast and easy software system for creating databases that are completely cross-platform on Macintosh, Windows 95, Windows NT, or Windows 3.1.

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New information management vistas open for world-class photography firm with the introduction of FileMaker Pro 7

Striking, glamorous images that capture the eyes of the world, Jim Jordan Photography makes them happen. This full-service celebrity fashion photography studio maintains a fully staffed production company, turning out magazine and catalog shoots, TV commercials, even music videos at its facilities in New York and Los Angeles. From the glossy pages of American Vogue, Vanity Fair, and the J. Crew catalogue, to the upscale, memorable ad campaigns of BMW, American Express, and Mercedes Benz, Jim Jordan Photography travels the globe to capture images that endure, and the power of FileMaker Pro helps keep those images organized.

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Designers of high-end menswear depend on FileMaker Pro to track production from fabric to finish

Elegant, impressive, fashion-forward — the Jhane Barnes line of high-end tailored menswear offers clothing for the man who wants to make a statement. Operating for nearly thirty years as the first woman to build a major menswear business in the United States, Jhane Barnes maintains a focus on quality and distinctiveness that’s earned her some of the fashion industry’s most prestigious awards, as well as a loyal customer following around the world. And now, FileMaker Pro fills a vital role in the behind-the-scenes production process.

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Administrators at top special-effects production house track the making of movie magic with FileMaker Pro

Movie magic doesn't just happen, it requires a lot of work from a lot of creative people to bring spectacular special effects to the screen. It's a complicated job that must be tracked every step of the way to ensure that every shot is completed on time, every time. And that's why key administrative personnel at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) track ongoing projects with FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software solution from FileMaker, Inc.

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FileMaker Pro Strikes the Right Note with Music Marketing Firm

When record labels such as Capitol, Arista and Virgin need marketing expertise for their leading-edge acts, they turn to Hi Frequency Marketing. The Carrboro, NC company is the marketing genius behind such hot acts as LimpBizkit and new sensation Buckcherry. To stay at the forefront of the pop music scene, High Frequency relies on FileMaker Pro, award winning database software from FileMaker, Inc. Hi Frequency uses FileMaker Pro as a productivity application for project management, invoicing, client tracking, inventory management, and myriad other tasks. In addition, the company uses its FileMaker Pro driven Web site to assist its 100 field representatives with coordinating multiple nationwide projects such as college and retail store marketing events.

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Music is Their Passion

Every day, millions of viewers follow the comings and goings, the doings and done-to's in the small New England town of Harmony -- the setting for 'Passions,' a popular new daytime serial from NBC-TV. And every day, behind the scenes, a dedicated crew works to pull together each of the elements that goes into a successful soap opera -- elements as subtle as the distinctive music that underscores the drama. That music is the responsibility of Henry-O'Donnell-Boatman Music of Los Angeles -- a firm specializing in the creation of unique music for television. And helping Henry-O'Donnell-Boatman Music keep up with the fast-paced production schedule, you'll find FileMaker Pro -- the award-winning database software application from FileMaker, Inc.

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FileMaker Fuels Hearts of Space Website

Hearts of Space grew out of producer Stephen Hill's fascination with space-creating, contemplative music. Beginning in the early 1970s, Hill hosted a weekly late-night radio program in the San Francisco Bay area. What began purely as a labor of love eventually became the most popular contemporary music program on American public radio. Over the intervening quarter century, Hearts of Space has evolved into a multifaceted production and marketing organization encompassing radio, records, CD mastering, and music publishin

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Media Conscious, Media Savvy

These days, image is everything. But image management is even more. Today's full-service communications agency doesn't just design advertising. It builds distinctive identities for its clients. And for eMotion studios, a cutting-edge California agency, modern media tools bring these identities to life. Keeping those projects on track, you'll find FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker, Inc.

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Producer of trade shows and exhibitions for a wide range of clients manages contacts and customer shipments with FileMaker Pro 8.5

Behind the exhibits, behind the displays at every trade show there's a team of professionals who bring it all together. At Eaton Hall Exhibitions, the focus is on service to clients, whether they're world-class companies like General Electric, Honeywell, or Siemens, or small entrepreneurs looking to make a splash in a crowded marketplace. Eaton Hall's best known presentation is the annual School Building Expo, the largest and best-attended school design and construction show in the United States, but whatever the show, FileMaker Pro databases organize the essential contact information.

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FileMaker Powers Dewar's 'World of Whisky' e-Postcard System

A Wee dram o' Whisky and a good shot of technology have resulted in a revolutionary slant for visitors to Dewar's 'World of Whisky' Distillery (take an internet-based tour of 'World of Whisky' at Dewar's has teamed up with FileMaker the information management solutions company, FileMaker's alliance partner, Majikam, and graphic designers, Motivo, to create a real time e-postcard system, available via kiosks to all the visiting public at Dewar's, Aberfeldy, Scotland.

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FileMaker Pro Keeps "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” Rolling

Comedy Central's wildly successful animated television show South Park may have raised a few eyebrows with its irreverent style of humor. But behind the scenes, the production department takes its job very seriously. To stay on top of rigid production deadlines the upcoming feature-length film, "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut” to be released by Summer 1999 from Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers, the production team tracked every single shot in the movie, from layout to final animation, in FileMaker Pro for Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 3.1, and Mac OS, the award-winning database solution from FileMaker Inc.

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Audio Tour Company Uses FileMaker to Organize Production Details

Standing in front of a great work of art at The Louvre, Paris or The Royal Academy, London -- it's sometimes hard to know what makes it so special. Many museums now have audio interpretation guides designed to enhance the experience of looking at paintings and artifacts, and their innovative use of interactive multimedia technology often gives the attractions an added dimension. And one of the leading providers of this technology builds its system around FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software application from FileMaker, Inc

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Alastair Sawday Publishing Manages 'Special Places to Stay' with FileMaker

Alastair Sawday Publishing (ASP) is the company behind the well-known and highly respected 'Special Places to Stay' travel series. The books are a collection of travel guidebooks covering over 5,000 B&Bs, hotels and self-catering places in Britain, France, India, Italy, Ireland, Morocco, Croatia, Spain and Portugal, plus an expanding collection of Green Places to Stay. The creation and maintenance of these guides and their accompanying website,, is administration-intensive. Information on each place is gathered from ASP's inspectors, editors, readers and from the owners themselves and compiled into a database that has to remain aware of the content crossover between the guides too; for example, an owner of a B&B may also rent out self-catering accommodation, perhaps in another country. It's a complex picture to paint in one system.

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A graphic design company that’s also a print shop – a printing company that’s also a marketing department and a bindery. Affordable Image is committed to its customers’ continued success, not job by job printing.

Affordable has found an extraordinary niche in a market where companies like Kinkos and AlphaGraphics dominate. The Phoenix, Arizona-based company does much more than print business cards. They like to call themselves a complete off-site marketing department, providing everything from design, to printing to binding, working closely with their clients to ensure their customers’ success.

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Speaking of the Weather

Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky? Then you're not paying attention, accurate, localized weather forecasts from AccuWeather, Inc. are within everyone's reach, on the air, in print or online. But with weather information so easy to access, it's easy to overlook the fact that the science, and business, of forecasting weather demands efficient, flexible information management. That's why AccuWeather manages vital data with the help of FileMaker Pro, the award-winning database software from FileMaker Inc.

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Canadian web design and search engine optimization company runs efficiently with the help of FileMaker Pro

Abalone Designs Inc. optimizes websites to make them search engine-friendly. That means in the search for relevant keywords, the optimized sites appear very high on the list of the results on the major search engines such as Google, MSN and Yahoo!. Search engine optimization (SEO) is done in several ways. One is site optimization; cleaning up a website's HTML code to make it more search engine-friendly. Another is by heightening the user-friendliness and usefulness of the site through the implementation of information services, visitor interaction and overall likeability of the website. And third, there are ways to develop a website's link popularity by enticing other related web sites to link to it. Like all programming companies, Abalone Designs needed to keep track of its clients, the time spent on each website and, above all, billing.

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FileMaker Go: An assistant film editor's companion

Assistant editor Jordan Lindblad tracks shots and logs cuts on the move with FileMaker Go for iPhone

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