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Ballance and Messana Rejoin NewTek

Don Ballance and Ralph Messana have rejoined NewTek. They have spent the last two years developing and promoting the 3D Arsenal suite of software tools, a companion to LightWave 3D. 3D Arsenal is designed to make the creation of motion graphics quick and easy for video producers and editors not already versed in 3D animation.

The software suite comes with interactive training materials and more than 750 scenes to use as templates for the creation of incredible 3D Video Effects and Logo Animations. NewTek has acquired all the rights and ownership of the 3D Arsenal software and content to add to the NewTek 3D line. As members of the NewTek staff, Balance and Messana will assist in the management and further development of 3D Arsenal and additional 3D related products.

One of their first responsibilities will be to join other NewTek staff members on a pre-NAB promotional tour featuring the full line of NewTek products: VT[4], TriCaster, LightWave 3D v9 and 3D Arsenal. Tour details with dates and locations will follow shortly.

With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek ( is a leading provider of full-featured video editing, live production, presentation and visual effects tools, including TriCaster, VT[4] and LightWave 3D. Recent projects using NewTek production tools include ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, MANIATV, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, CHILDREN OF DUNE and THE FINAL CUT. Clients using NewTek's video production products include NBC, MTV, Paramount Pictures, Zoic Studios, FEMA, SBC Center San Antonio Spurs, U.S Navy Reserves, Yale University Medical School and McDonald's.

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Bill Desowitz, former editor of VFXWorld, is currently the Crafts Editor of IndieWire.