In the last twelve months Cinelab London has worked on a wide range of major motion pictures and TV series, including No Time to Die, Wonder Woman 1984 and Small Axe; commercials for brands like Sainsbury's, Nike, and Burberry; and music videos for global stars like Beyonce, Coldplay, and Dua Lipa. Pixitmedia, a software-defined storage and data management company, enabled the facility to streamline its storage and media management for expansion in delivering rapid turnaround.
MTI Film in Hollywood is expanding its Remote Data Center, boosting capacity and adding new, cloud-based services, as editing teams increasingly embrace remote work, not merely as a stopgap measure during the pandemic, but as the new and more efficient paradigm for post-production. MTI Film CEO Larry Chernoff says that editors who began working remotely out of necessity are now doing so by choice. “Editors like the practical benefits of being able to work from home or other remote sites,” he said. “The pandemic was the catalyst, but remote work is quickly becoming the preferred choice for editing because it improves productivity and flexibility, and it enhances lifestyles. Based on the experience thus far, we believe the future will be a hybrid of remote and on-premises operations supported by universal connectivity.”
The Women’s Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & Television call for submissions for its film preservation grants for the 2020 cycle is still open but time is running out. The extended deadline is May 1.
MovieLabs has appointed Spencer Stephens senior vice president, production technology and security.
MetaMedia today announced the promotion of Frank Bryant to chief operating officer. Reporting directly to MetaMedia CE Jason Brenek, Bryant will help focus the organization on the execution of operational and strategic plans and oversee functions related to the acquisition and delivery of content from studios and other suppliers, deployment and logistics, project management, marketing, legal and corporate strategy.
Creative Solutions has announced that Teradek has partnered with Frame.io to support Frame.io C2C (camera to cloud), a cloud-based workflow that bridges on-set camera capture with post-production NLE systems. This process is poised to forever transform the way in which production and editorial interact.
Assimilate today announced DIT Pack, a new product bundle that includes Assimilate’s advanced Scratch dailies software and Live Looks for live grading single and multi-cam set-ups. The DIT Pack is ideal for modern production workflows that require extensive previz on-set to increase creative control, and to streamline post workflows after the shoot.
In collaboration with the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is bringing the media industry's first human- and machine-readable Language Metadata Table into its public review process, an early step toward SMPTE standardization. Published as a SMPTE Public Committee Draft, the vetted and approved list of language codes will be readily available for public comment, implementation, and validation.
In the MovieLabs white paper The Evolution of Media Creation, we outlined a vision for implementing true cloud-native production workflows. In that vision media production moves outside of the security perimeters that protect individual facilities such as post-production and VFX companies and becomes a virtualized security system to protect all of those involved in production workflows. These workflows transcend organizations, and simply stated, protecting them requires a new approach to security.
Can movies and TV shows be successfully archived on DNA? That question has been raised by an ad hoc working group of the international JPEG Committee. While that and many other questions remain unanswered, one thing is known: researchers recently stored an episode of the German Netflix TV series Biohackers on DNA.