Producers Keanu Reeves and Justin Szlasa have chosen to create a film element of their feature documentary Side by Side on Kodak Vision 3 Color Digital Intermediate Film 2254. This intermediate post-production step will also provide the producers with a master for making 35mm film prints. The 2254 will then be archived at the Academy Film Archive, which is providing substantial and instrumental support to preserve this culturally significant exploration into the evolution of digital and film formats.
The Library of Congress today unveiled The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912-1929, the first comprehensive survey of American feature films that survived the silent era of motion pictures. Previous documentation established that nearly 11,000 (10,919) silent feature films of American origin were released from 1912 through 1929. There was, however, no definitive, systematic study on how many of these films still existed and where any surviving elements were located in the world’s leading film archives and private collections.
Qube Cinema has sold its digital cinema servers and DCP mastering software to Cinecolor post-production facilities in five Latin American countries. Each of the Cinecolor post houses – in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Columbia – now has a Qube XP-D server in its screening room for QC of its DCPs. Cinecolor Argentina and Columbia also use QubeMaster Pro for mastering DCPs. The DCP mastering and QC equipment enable Cinecolor to meet the growing demand for digital cinema post-production services in Latin America.
Frank Capra’s 1934 comedy It Happened One Night was recently the subject of a lovingly painstaking 4K restoration by Sony Pictures Entertainment in advance of its release on Sony’s newly launched Video Unlimited 4K download service.
Digital District has acquired Pipeline FX’s Qube! software to manage linked render farms from China to Paris.
Colorflow recently applied its color grading expertise to a newly restored version of Black Angel, a fantasy-themed short film with a Star Wars connection that was believed lost for more than 30 years.
Sohonet hires Phaedra Pardue for North American sales.
Createasphere announces 2013 DAMMY winners.
Assimilate has announced the launch of Scratch Play, the world’s first truly comprehensive, no-cost media player. Scratch Play supports Raw footage from cinematic and DSLR cameras, formats commonly found in VFX and editorial pipelines, and those found across the web.
Axle Video has announced the availability of one of the first turnkey media asset management systems to support Adobe Anywhere for video, a collaborative workflow platform.