White House Down co-producers Marc Weigert and Volker Engel set up their management platform Uncharted Territory in 1999 to serve as the production and visual effects hub on films they’ve been involved with including 2012, Anonymous and others. Due to the very tight, 12-month delivery schedule for White House Down, Weigert and Engel, who also served as co-VFX supervisors on the film, recruited ten visual effects vendors around the world—all using Shotgun software to push and pull shots.
Production & Post-Production
VFX studio MPC has standardized on Tweak Software's image and sequence viewer, RV, for playback and review across its feature film VFX facilities in Vancouver, Montréal, London and Bangalore.
Lightworks has released Lightworks Author 9, which is designed to give users more control and power at every stage of the rendering process.
Atomos is now shipping the new Samurai Blade, which offers a 1280 x 720 SuperAtom IPS touchscreen, at 325ppi 179-degree viewing, 400nit brightness and multi-frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation depending on video input giving super smooth monitoring and playback.
Nugen Audio has added a timecode feature to its VisLM visual loudness monitoring plug-in. The timecode feature makes it possible to relate the loudness parameters directly to timecode references, giving audio engineers and editors a clear frame-accurate position for any alerts, true-peak overs, maximum values, and other indicators to picture.
Cinematographer Eric Koretz and director Elliot Rausch recently shot a short for Lincoln Motor Cars titled Get Back and became one of the four teams to capture the first content officially sponsored by Vimeo.
The Colonie, a boutique Chicago editorial and post-production studio, has added senior motion graphic designer Jennifer Moody to its creative team.
Assimilate is extending its array of pricing options by offering a new annual subscription option for both Scratch and Scratch Lab software.
Women in Norway now have the same protections against unwanted sexual advances enjoyed by women in most other Western countries thanks to an award-winning public service advertising campaign conducted by Amnesty International.
Burbank-based AlphaDogs Post Production has released the documentary American Empire on Amazon instant streaming and DVD. The film is also available on iTunes, Vudu and Xbox. American Empire sets out to trace a common cause of our problems in finance, food, medicine and social justice.