Story’s John Komnenich recently directed Allstate chairman and CEO Tom Wilson and actor Dean Winters in a 30-second TV spot produced for Leo Burnett. In the ad, Wilson has trouble reading his lines due to a prankster holding his cue cards. He contorts his body to make out the words on the moving card. A cut to the camera crew reveals the culprit: Allstate’s malicious troublemaker Mayhem.
Production & Post-Production
Director Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book won this year’s Oscar for Best Visual Effects. A Walt Disney Picture, the movie is unique because the only live action character, the boy Mowgli, was shot on bluescreen while everything else was computer-generated. The visual effects team included key talent from Technicolor and its subsidiary, the Moving Picture Company. In part one of our five-part series, Adam Valdez, visual effects supervisor with MPC explains how teamwork, talent and a pursuit of excellence combined to create a movie that has been widely acclaimed for its artistic and technological accompaniments.
The University of Michigan Library recently acquired a comprehensive collection of Robert Altman's prestigious filmmaking awards.
Writer-director Nicolas Pesce’s debut feature, The Eyes of My Mother was finished at Technicolor PostWorks New York. The film is packed with heart-pounding moments, made all the more chilling by an artfully crafted black and white look captured by cinematographer Zach Kuperstein (also making his feature debut) and finished by colorist Sam Daley
Veteran digital colorist Bryan McMahan has joined Roundabout Entertainment. A frequent collaborator of Terrence Malick, McMahan has colored six films for the director dating back to the 2005 release The New World and including Weightless, slated for release next year. He has also worked with directors William Friedkin (Killer Joe), Robert Towne (Ask the Dust), Gore Verbinski (The Ring) and John Woo (Face/Off).
Post house Colortime of Burbank, California has installed a Dalet Galaxy platform to provide workflow automation and media asset management.
The twelve-year partnership between the National Film and Theatre School and Christie includes sponsoring the NFTS Graduate Awards. This year the Christie Award for Most Promising Student went to producing MA graduate, Andrew Oldbury. Oldbury was presented with a Christie Captiva laser phosphor projector.
Hula Post, Hollywood, has developed an all-in-one workstation for virtual reality content creation. The workstation features stitching, stabilization, editorial, visual effects, titling, color correction, finishing and playback. It is available for lease on a short-term or long-term basis, and comes with the same 24/7/365 technical support and service that Hula provides for editing systems, media storage and networking projects.
Ymagis Group today reported its consolidated revenue figures for the fourth quarter of 2016 and 2016 fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. Ymagis Group continues its strong growth trend in 2016, the company said, with cumulative revenue up +13 percent at €178.2 million due to acquisitions undertaken in the last 18 months. Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 is up +1.6 percent at €52.3 million.
Fujifilm has unveiled the MK Series of cinema lenses for E-mount cameras, which boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. The first in this series to be introduced, the Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9, is a standard zoom with an 18-55mm focal length. It will be available in early March for $3,799.