JMR Electronics, Douglas Trumbull Push the Limits of HFR Cinema

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 11:49 -- Nick Dager

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.

Managing Multiple Frame Rates on FrackNation

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:33 -- Nick Dager

Mixed frame rate media has become a common headache in the post-production profession. With the abundance of affordable cameras now available on the market, and more filmmakers producing their own content using a variety of methods, post-production facilities must not only stay relevant, but also stay flexible to the clients needs when delivering projects. All of this was top of mind when Burbank based AlphaDogs Post Production recently completed post on the feature documentary FrackNation.

Shotgun Version 5.0 Now Available

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:41 -- Nick Dager

Shotgun Software has released Shotgun Version 5.0, which encompasses production tracking, scheduling, review and approval, helping modern production pipelines run as efficiently as possible and now includes a new UI and toolset designed specifically for artists and supervisors. Shotgun 5.0 also adds new tools for task tracking, review and approval, collaboration and search, and is still priced at $49 per seat, per month.

HPA Opens Call for Entries for Eighth Annual Awards

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:47 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Post Alliance announces the opening of the Call for Entries for the Eighth Annual HPA Awards, which will take place on the evening of November 7th at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. Considered the standard bearer for excellence and innovation, the HPA Awards recognize the achievements of the individuals and companies that have contributed to groundbreaking technologies and creative excellence within the post production industry.

Michael Cioni Sees the Future

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 15:09 -- Nick Dager

When Light Iron CEO Michael Cioni made the move to Manhattan from Los Angeles this past January, he wasn’t worrying about finding a good rental opportunity. After all, without really having to search, he was already set up quite nicely at 580 Broadway after a few months renovation. In a real estate deal said to go off with minimum hassle, Cioni’s Light Iron had taken the eighth floor space held by OffHollywood’s post-production operations, which included a sleek digital intermediates grading theater.

Supernatural Magic

Sun, 03/17/2013 - 22:02 -- Nick Dager

Oblique FX continues to produce visual effects for the television series Being Human, now in its third season. The Montreal facility was recently nominated for a 2013 Canadian Screen Award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television for best visual effects in television for its work on the second season of the program. Being Human tells the story of a trio of supernatural beings who live together in Boston.


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