Ackerman, Pytka team up on Good Things

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:13 -- Nick Dager

The Colonie editor, Bob Ackerman, and renowned director, Joe Pytka, recently paired up to create a dramatic spot for McDonald’s, out of Burrell Communications. Driven by realistic, gritty, cinematic style footage, the :60 commercial, entitled, Good Things, tells the story of a group of African-American teenagers hanging out on dark inner city streets. At first glance it seems that they might have some questionable plans for the evening. However, the story arc soon reveals the group to be a force of optimism, hope and the shared spirit at the heart of their community.

Studio Lambert Uses Forscene to Help Speed Up Post-Production Process of Gogglebox

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:24 -- Nick Dager

London-based production company Studio Lambert is using Forbidden Technologies’ Forscene for the quick-turn production of Channel 4's Gogglebox. Part of all3media, which is the U.K.'s largest independent television, film, and digital production and distribution company, Studio Lambert uses Forscene to search and select clips from the rushes while editing is in progress on the observational documentary.

When Movie Night Goes Wrong

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:49 -- Nick Dager

When planning the post-production phase for her film Movie Night, Anne McCarthy turned to Burbank-based AlphaDogs, having worked with them previously. “I now use AlphaDogs exclusively after they were able to fix a problem I had on a past project in just 24 hours. I knew my film would be in good hands and would not have risked taking it anywhere else,” said McCarthy.

SGO Releases Mamba FX v2.0

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:56 -- Nick Dager

SGO has released version 2.0 of Mamba FX, which gives compositors new toolsets that extend the existing SGO product line and draw on Mistika's compositing and image quality technology. The company says the update also adds several innovative features and functionality.

Super Star Power Productions Brings Post Home

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:32 -- Nick Dager

Super Star Power Productions in Los Angeles is a combination post-production facility and theater that offers a seamless 4K pipeline from review of uncompressed 4K image files taken directly from 4K cameras, through color grading at 4K, to a Qube XP-I server and Xi IMB and projected via Barco's new DP4K-P post-production projector. Hollywood producers and directors of feature films will now be able to review 4K images, color grade at 4K in real time and generate 4K digital cinema packages for final quality control, all from a single 4K projector in a home-like setting.

Cospective Adds Two Entry-Level Frankie Plans, Improves Pro Version

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:51 -- Nick Dager

Cospective has introduced new pricing plans for its Frankie video review-and-approval system, starting at just $49 per month. Frankie has also added new features and doubled quotas for our existing customers worldwide. With three levels of service, Frankie now caters to everyone from individual freelancers to the largest studios.


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