Columbia Pictures’ The Amazing Spider Man 2 marks a groundbreaking collaboration between visual effects, sound and post-production teams from Sony Pictures Entertainment. The Academy Award-winning Sony Pictures Imageworks crafted over 1000 visual effects shots, Sony Pictures Post Production provided sound – its first project in in Dolby Atmos – and Colorworks performed film scanning, conforming and color grading all in 4K.
AMIA continues to add to an incomparable lineup of experts set to present at its acclaimed Digital Asset Symposium (DAS). DAS will be held on May 15 & 16 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, California.
The U.S. comedy series Anger Management from Debmar-Mercury Productions on FX Network has saved an estimated $2.25 million in post-production costs, while supporting the delivery of double the number of episodes typically produced over the same production period. The producers attribute the savings to Cinedeck RX technology
Finland’s Finnkino has announced that its cinemas are being equipped with software from Arts Alliance Media to manage and automate the entire circuit. The deal covers AAM’s enterprise Circuit Management System, Producer, which is designed to make running the chain from one central point simple and intuitive.
Doremi today announced numerous upgrade features to its software-mastering suite CineAsset, which incorporates all of Doremi’s essential workflow tools including CineExport and CinePlayer into one suite.
Light Illusion’s LightSpace CMS color management system now integrates with the FujiFilm IS-mini 3D LUT box. With this integration, users of the LightSpace CMS can now perform automated calibration of any display using the IS-Mini as a patch and signal generator, under direct control of LightSpace CMS, building custom calibration LUTs that can be directly up-loaded into the IS-mini.
While most Hollywood movies and television shows are now produced on digital media, Orange County, California post house Electric Pictures has built a thriving business using video systems that the newer digital technology was meant to replace.
MTI Film recently completed an all-new digital restoration of North to Alaska, Twentieth Century Fox’s 1960 comedy starring John Wayne. Employing proprietary technology and image processing techniques, MTI Film scanned the original 35mm cut negative at 4K before putting the film through an intensive restoration process to address faded color, Newton rings, dirt, scratches and many other defects. MTI Film ultimately delivered fully restored 4K files to produce a new 35mm negative for long-term preservation, along with a 4K DCP Master and high definition masters in a variety of aspect ratios.
Shotgun Software has revealed the details of its next two releases, 5.2 and 5.3, which the company says significantly expand Shotgun's review and approval tools with a new Media App and an integrated Client Review Site.
Producers Keanu Reeves and Justin Szlasa have chosen to create a film element of their feature documentary Side by Side on Kodak Vision 3 Color Digital Intermediate Film 2254. This intermediate post-production step will also provide the producers with a master for making 35mm film prints. The 2254 will then be archived at the Academy Film Archive, which is providing substantial and instrumental support to preserve this culturally significant exploration into the evolution of digital and film formats.