In a project spanning many months and two continents, Modern VideoFilm provided final post-production services for Broken Horses, the new Western thriller from Indian producer/director Vidhu Vinod Chopra in his Hollywood debut. The Burbank-based facility provided editorial conforming, color grading, visual effects production and integration, DCP mastering and deliverables for the film, which makes its U.S. theatrical premiere this month from Reliance Entertainment.
Autodesk has announced that Flame Premium creative finishing software, Maya 3D animation software, Shotgun and RV, will support ACES 1.0, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' color management and interchange standards. Simultaneously, Autodesk unveiled plans to make its SynColor color management engine available as a reference implementation for future ACES adopters through a royalty-free, permissive license.
Codex has announced Codex Review Live, a new color management and look-creation system enabling set-to-post color confidence for feature and high-end episodic TV productions. Codex will demonstrate Codex Review Live during the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas April 13-16, at its new and larger booth at the front of Central Hall – located at #C1817 – as it continues to focus on more than simply recording for motion pictures and broadcast production.
The spellbinding visual account of how flying animals evolved into the familiar species we see today, became a reality in the stunning documentary series David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies. Attenborough said of the project, “The story of evolutionary flight is one I’ve always wanted to tell. It’s our most ambitious yet.”
Post-production finishing for the fifth and final season of Boardwalk Empire was completed last fall at Technicolor PostWorks New York. The HBO series, set in Atlantic City during the Prohibition Era, was one of the most acclaimed television dramas of the past decade, earning a total of 18 Emmy Awards over the course of its run, among many other accolades.
Wim Wenders' production company Neue Road Movies entrusted online artist Christian Tröger and SGO's Mistika at Arri Mitte to complete the post-production of Every Thing Will Be Fine.
New hit comedy series Med, currently airing on VRAK 2, outlines the amusing antics of an insolent youth, with his two inseparable friends and eccentric parents. Produced by KOTV (Alain Chicoine, Louis Morissette and Louis-Philippe Drolet) and directed by François Bégin, the program premièred on January 7th. “Med is Slik's very first TV project to benefit from Mistika's creativity and has been well received, with our client more than satisfied. In fact, the broadcaster is ecstatic,” colorist Mathieu Marano said.
WorleyWorks, New York has added a Mistika Precision Color Grading Panel from SGO to its expanding grading department in response to demand for one-stop color and finishing services. SGO's local partner, AArmadillo, handled the sale and installation
AlphaDogs has completed color correction services for MTV’s True Life: I’m Breaking Up With My Religion.
American Dreams in China, director Peter Chan's first digital cinema effort, was shot on Arri Alexa and recorded on Codex. Chan’s strong affection for the filmic look determined how the film would be graded and finished in post. Colorist Antonio Zhang of the Chinese facility Post Production Office Group supervised the entire process.