NEC Display Solutions projector solutions, announced today the appointment of Reiner Doetzkies as director, cinema business and technology. Doetzkies brings nearly two decades of cinema technology experience to NEC where he will be responsible for supporting the global company — including Japan, America, and Europe — in its cinema business and technology development. His duties will include alliance/partner management, industry standards management, building relationships within the movie studio community and supporting global sales and marketing.
Production & Post-Production
Post-production finishing for season six of TNT’s police drama Major Crimes is currently underway at MTI Film, continuing a relationship that began with the show’s debut in 2012. The facility faces tight deadlines and significant technical and creative hurdles in delivering each of 13 episodes included in the current season.
Lensrentals today announced a strategic partnership with LensProToGo. The combined company will be privately held, with both the Lensrentals and LensProToGo management team taking an active role in its leadership, with both brands continuing to operate with increased resources.
Making a film for the first time is a challenge enough in itself, but post-production can sometimes be even more daunting. Aspiring filmmaker Michael Thibault said, “Strangely, all the things we were warned about – actors, scheduling, permits, etc – weren’t a problem at all. But when it came to post-production, it was a complete nightmare until we brought the show to AlphaDogs. We tried to get by cheap and skip using a professional post house, only to find out these freelance colorists and audio mixers have no clue as to what they are doing.”
FilmLight has named Andy Minuth as its color workflow specialist. Minuth, originally from Germany, was most recently lead colorist at 1000Volt Post Production in Istanbul. There he was responsible for the grade of commercials as well as feature films.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced the publication of the Report of the Study Group on Flow Management in Professional Media Networks. The new, 52-page report investigates current and future technologies for media content flow management in professional media networks, explores user requirements, examines potential transmission methods for management commands, provides an overview of existing standards and specifications now available to the professional media industry, and offers a series of recommendations to the industry including some for future work.
AlphaDogs has completed work on a series of corporate videos introducing services for the new Southern California Regional Spine Center to Kaiser Permanente members and physicians. Produced and directed by Bill and Douglas Sarine of Beachglass Films, Kaiser will be using the videos across many distribution channels to deliver a great introduction to their new initiative.
The sound of Blade Runner 2049 is striking. Even non-soundfolk are likely to recognize the crucial role it plays throughout the expansive follow-up to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi cult classic. Artfully sweeping from immersive to hyper-focused to nearly silent, the film’s stellar sound propels the viewer through a dystopian world feeling at once futuristic yet jarringly human. Leading the sound team was supervising sound editor Mark Mangini: winner of the 2016 Best Sound Editing Academy Award for Mad Max: Fury Road, and renowned audio post veteran with over 100 film credits across several decades.
Barbara Lange, executive director of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, was honored last month by her alma mater, Washington & Jefferson College, with its 2017 Alumni Award for Achievement during its annual President's Homecoming Dinner.
The Society of Camera Operators has named DJI’s Ronin 2 as this year’s recipient of its Technical Achievement Award. The award is given to a manufacturer or technology that has demonstrated superior engineering, advancement of camera operation, and substantial facilitation of the craft. This year’s recipient is DJI’s Ronin 2.