Montreal area effects house Modus FX completed 240 visual effects shots for This Is The End, the apocalyptic comedy directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg in theatres now.
Production & Post-Production
When Florida-based director/cinematographer, John Deeb isn’t shooting spots for high-profile clients such as Hard Rock Hotels or Disney, he likes to expand the limits of his creativity with music videos like a recent one for indie rocker Matt Pond. To shoot Love to Get Used, a song off Pond’s new album, The Lives Inside the Lines in Your Hand, Deeb got to experiment with different techniques not always viable on commercial productions.
JMR Electronics recently designed and built a high performance server and storage system for the production of the world’s first high-frame-rate 3D movie. UFOTOG, a 10-minute short that tells the story of a man’s attempt to photograph alien spacecraft, is the work of director, visual effects pioneer and filmmaking visionary Douglas Trumbull.
MTI Film has added Net Brains, a Houston-based systems integrator focused on Mexico and other Latin American markets, to its international reseller network. Net Brains will market and support MTI Film’s Cortex line of workflow solutions to broadcasters and film and television producers in its territory. It will also market Correct DRS, MTI Film’s film restoration platform.
The Hollywood Post Alliance is extending deadlines for the Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation. The HPA will now accept entries in these categories until July 3rd.
AM Studios, Chennai, one of India’s most famous recording studios, has acquired a Barco Auro 11.1 system to enhance its 3D sound recording capabilities. The sound mixing for Maryan, an upcoming Tamil drama thriller film directed by Bharatbala starring Dhanush and Parvathi Menon was done using Auro 11.1.
LA-based rental house Radiant Images announced the Radiant Novo Challenge filmmaking competition at the Palm Springs International ShortFest this week. The Radiant Novo Challenge will provide select filmmakers with the opportunity to create a short film using the new Novo digital cinema camera.
Occupy Cannes attended the Cannes Film Festival to fight for the rights of independent artists and to call attention to the danger that international media consolidation poses to independent art and commerce. Four camera teams filmed material for an upcoming documentary about the Cannes Film Festival to be released by Troma, appropriately titled Occupy Cannes
California-based Legend3D has been chosen by The Coca-Cola Company and advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather Paris to convert the Liquid Dream Coke Zero spot into 3D.
Katabatic Digital founder Emery Wells, recently finished a number of digital shorts and parodies for Saturday Night Live using Bluefish444’s Epoch 2K Horizon as HD-SDI output within Assimilate Scratch.