Jonathan Wales, mixing at Formosa NoHo, recently completed the audio mix for the Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House. The Haunting of Hill House was mixed in Dolby Atmos. For the show, Wales needed to convey the feeling of spaciousness in the house and create unnerving suspense throughout the mix as a family relives their scary past.
Production & Post-Production
The sixth and final Emmy award winning series of The Americans, a period spy thriller set in the 1980s during the Cold War, was recently finished in high dynamic range and 4K Ultra HD at Technicolor PostWorks in New York. Since series two, the look of the finished series has been the responsibility of John Crowley, Senior Digital Colorist, working on the Baselight color grading system from FilmLight.
Ymagis Group today reported its consolidated revenue for Q3 and for the first nine months of 2018. The lower than expected performance of CinemaNext’s equipment distribution activities and increased difficulties with Eclair's post-production and restoration activities are not sufficient to offset the decline in virtual print fee activity over the third quarter of 2018.
Post-production house Light Iron, a Panavision company, has hired senior colorist Nicholas Hasson. He will be based in the company’s Los Angeles facility.
Burbank-based visual effects studio VFX Legion has signed lead matte painter Marc Adamson, head of simulation and dynamics Eric Ebling, and lead lighter Bryan Shepperd to its team. The artists bring a mix of skill-sets to the company, which specializes in augmenting footage for feature films and episodic television shows with photorealistic environments and CG imagery that would be too expensive and time-consuming to shoot live.
Independent film financing company, The Forest Road Company, and equipment and post-production facility, Technicolor PostWorks, are partnering to provide independent filmmakers with production equipment and post-production services.
Despite the fact that the industry adopted an internationally ratified SMPTE DCP standard nearly a decade ago, there remains widespread confusion and disagreement about what constitutes a universally accepted digital cinema package. If that sentence makes no sense to you, you’re not alone. For months the European Digital Cinema Forum with sponsorship from the International Union of Cinemas has been developing a web portal to address this problem. Their mission statement is, “To act as an informational resource for the industry on the SMPTE DCP and its operational use, and to provide a point of reference of on-boarding for those individuals/organizations willing to aid in the transitional process on a territory by territory basis.”
In a reverse twist on the silent movies of old, The Companions: A Lost Screenplay is a film without moving images. Or, as described in accompanying notes from the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the sound installation becomes “a type of auditory cinema that explores the vital role sound plays in shaping narrative and affective space in film.” The 20-minute work, presented in the de Young’s iconic observation floor (one of the free spaces within the museum), couples sweeping 360-degree views of the city to a soundtrack of music and sound effects as reproduced through a 24-channel system of Meyer Sound loudspeakers.
The Assistant Editors’ Bootcamp founded by Noah Chamow (The Voice) and Conor Burke (America’s Got Talent) will offer two classes this weekend, October 20-21 in Los Angeles. Both classes will be available for students in person and online as a live webinar.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association have announced the nominees for the third annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards. The winners will be presented their awards at a gala event November 10 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York. The film Free Solo leads this year with six nominations and one honor, including Best Documentary, Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi for Best Directors, Best Sports Documentary, Most Innovative Documentary, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and a Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary honor for Alex Honnold.