Creative editors Brian Sepanik and Keith Kristinat of the Colonie recently received top honors at the 2016 AICE event, earning the editorial and post house the distinction of taking home the most awards of any Chicago-based company at this year’s presentation.
Revolution Studios has signed a multi-year deal with clip licensing agency Visual Icon to manage the licensing of excerpts, still photographs, characters, dialogue and other copyrighted materials related to Revolution properties for use in advertisements, documentaries, books, museum exhibits, films and television shows.
In a project spanning nearly two years, Hula Post provided editorial systems, workflow engineering and technical support to Walt Disney Pictures for the production of The Jungle Book. Hula Post engineers set up and maintained editorial facilities at the studio’s production facility in Playa Vista; at Digital Domain, where motion capture elements were produced; and at Los Angeles Center Studios, where live action elements were captured. Additionally, it supported satellite-editing facilities at Sony Pictures Studios and Skywalker Sound, where sound work was completed.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was released last month in Dolby Cinema. That process begins with the filmmaker’s vision. The technical wizards behind the film recently sat down for an interview to discuss their roles in bringing it to the big screen.
Signiant has announced the integration of its Manager + Agents software with the Avid Interplay MAM system. Customers can now initiate accelerated file transfers from within Interplay | MAM, making it easier than ever to use the power of Signiant technology in support of global creative processes.
Facilis is now shipping FastTracker, a new, integrated application for cataloging, searching and viewing any media within TerraBlock Shared Storage Systems. The company says FastTracker offers the quickest way to find media, view it, and bring it directly into an editing application.
Technicolor PostWorks has agreed to lease 50,000-plus square feet at 1411 Broadway, a 40-story tower in Midtown Manhattan. The lease term extends beyond 2026. The new facility, set to open early this summer, will house 120-plus editing rooms available to film and television productions for rental on long- or short-term bases. The facility will be directly linked with the company’s existing downtown finishing and sound facility network.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors has announced the nominees for the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors will honor Sam Raimi with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of the blockbuster Spider-Man features and the low-budget horror classic The Evil Dead is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. He will receive the award at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony February 27th in Los Angeles.
Spotlight, director Tom McCarthy’s powerful, new drama, tells the true story of the Boston Globe’s investigation of child molestation by Catholic priests and the subsequent cover-up by the local archdiocese. The film, released by Open Road Films, was edited by Tom McArdle in his fifth collaboration with McCarthy, dating back to 2003 and The Station Agent, the director’s feature debut. McArdle and his crew spent 10 months cutting Spotlight at PostFactoryNY’s facility, with eight months devoted to picture editing, and two to sound, music and visual effects.