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Keslow Camera Acquires Clairmont Camera

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 15:00 -- Nick Dager

Keslow Camera announced today that it is acquiring Clairmont Camera and its Vancouver and Toronto operations. The move will more than quadruple Keslow Camera’s anamorphic and vintage lens inventory, and add a substantial range of custom camera equipment to the company’s extensive portfolio. Simultaneously, Clairmont founder Denny Clairmont, one of the industry’s most respected talents in front and behind the camera, announced his retirement. The acquisition is expected to be complete on or before August 4.

Considering Classic Movie Sound

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 12:47 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Section of SMPTE will host a demonstration of classic movie sound technology at its monthly meeting Tuesday, July 25, in Hollywood. The event will include a live performance by Joe Rinaudo, founder of the Silent Cinema Society, on an American Fotoplayer (provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). The Fotoplayer is a type of player piano used in movie theaters during the silent era to provide sound effects and music.

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Foley Plays a Good Time Role

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 15:25 -- Nick Dager

Alchemy Post Sound provided Foley effects for Good Time, the new thriller from directors Benny and Josh Safdie, supporting its action, vivid imagery and dark humor with creative sound. Working under the direction of supervising sound editor Ryan M. Price, MPSE, and re-recording mixer Evan Mangiamele, the Alchemy team (consisting of Foley artists Leslie Bloome and Joanna Fang and Foley mixers Ryan Collison and Nicholas Seaman) produced a vast assortment of custom sounds in preparing the film for festival screenings.

AlphaDogs Completes Post on Cross Wars

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 15:16 -- Nick Dager

AlphaDogs has completed post-production services on Sony’s new superhero comedy, Cross Wars, a high-spirited and dynamic action comedy in the vein of Deadpool and The Cannonball Run. The story features lots of celebrities (Danny Trejo, Tom Sizemore, Brian Austin Green, Vinnie Jones and more), as well as newcomers having fun battling the streets of Los Angeles, with hot girls, sexy guns and witty banter.

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HPA Announces 2017 Engineering Excellence Award Winner

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 15:06 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association Awards Committee has announced the winners of the 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards. Winners were determined after a judging session held June 17 after presentations to a panel of industry experts. The awards will be presented November 16 at the 12th annual HPA Awards gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.

Storyline Changes the Audio Workflow

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:40 -- Nick Dager

For Gisle Tveito, a 26-year veteran, supervising sound editor, dubbing mixer, and one of the owners of Storyline, getting the sound design process to run closer to parallel with the video editing process has always been a goal. While many sound departments wait for picture-lock before starting to work on the sound, the team at Storyline is breaking the mold of the traditional serial workflow by closely aligning audio with video editors from the first cut.

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