The Deluxe Entertainment Services Group announced today that its compression and authoring services are now Dolby Vision approved, which will rapidly facilitate the release of more high-quality 4K UHD Blu-ray content into the market. Paramount Pictures’ Transformers: The Last Knight will be one of the first Dolby Vision 4K UHD Blu-ray titles delivered.
Production & Post-Production
Veteran colorist Michael Smollin has joined Fancy Film, the independent post-production facility based in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood. Smollin, whose credits span features, episodics, reality series and documentaries, will serve as the facility’s senior colorist for theatrical and television projects.
Cinematographer Adam Kimmel ASC used Cooke Optic’s new Anamorphic/i SF lenses to shoot Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House, which tells the story of the whistle-blower FBI agent who worked with journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to uncover the Watergate scandal.
Deluxe has formed Deluxe Technologies, a new division with more than 250 engineers from six tech centers around the world. Deluxe has played a key role in the technical evolution of the entertainment industry over the last century, and this is an initial step in the next transformation, towards Deluxe as a virtualized services and platform company.
Are we alone in the universe is a question that human beings have pondered likely since the dawn of time. The new documentary film ET Contact: They Are Here documents the jaw-dropping stories of individuals from around the world who share similar accounts of extraterrestrial otherworldly encounters. Written, directed and produced by Caroline Cory, the film takes viewers on an extraordinary journey to uncover whether these seemingly independent yet parallel reports may actually be scientific evidence of a greater phenomenon at work.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists will present a series of online webinars in partnership with the Northwest Document Conservation Center. The webinars, designed to educate professionals in the archive and preservation communities on the latest processes impacting their work, begin October 12 and run through November 2, and are priced individually.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has elected its new officers and governors for the 2018-2019 term.
The Hackesche Höfe Kino in Berlin is the first all-EclairColor cinema complex in the world. Hackesche Höfe Kino is the flagship theatre of German cinema exhibitor Timebandits GmbH & Co. Kinobetriebs KG.
In recognition of their special contributions to the art of cinematography, the American Society of Cinematographers has named four honorees to be feted at the 32nd ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Russell Carpenter will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; Russell Boyd will earn the International Award; Alan Caso will get the Career Achievement in Television Award; and Stephen Lighthill will take home the Presidents Award. The presentations will be made at the annual ASC awards gala on February 17, 2018, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood.
MTI Film colorist provided final post services for three new videos directed by Phillip R. Lopez, including a release from Russian punk band Pussy Riot with the provocative title Straight Outta Vagina. In finalizing the look of the videos, colorist Alex Chernoff collaborated directly with Lopez who’s been garnering a lot of attention for his visually stunning short films and music videos.