Signiant Inc. and TMT Insights today announced a strategic partnership aimed at helping media and entertainment companies of all sizes optimize their content supply chains. By bringing together Signiant’s foundational software-as-a-service platform and TMT’s innovative approach to unifying media operations, the companies believe they are uniquely positioned to deliver disruptive, leading-edge solutions.
In October 1948, Jesse Brown became the first African American to complete the U.S. Navy’s flight training program and received his Naval Aviator Badge. The feature Devotion, directed by J.D. Dillard and based on the bestselling book by Adam Makos, recounts the true story of Brown’s distinguished service, focusing on the year 1950, at the onset of the Korean War, when he and his fellow pilots in Fighter Squadron 32 deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Leyte, first to the Mediterranean Sea and then to the East Sea, off the coast of North Korea.
MTI Film has added dailies colorist Arthur Oganesyan to its team of post-production artists. Oganesyan brings experience in streaming and broadcast series through stints at Encore, Hollywood, and Company 3. In his first project for MTI, he is grading dailies for the new season of American Horror Story for Ryan Murphy Productions and FX Network.
ArsenalFX Color has announced that Joshua Baca, a co-founder, and partner in the company, is moving into a new role as chief technology officer. A 20-year industry pro, Baca has served ArsenalFX as a finishing editor and technologist since its founding in 2012.
Nice Shoes has hired post-production veteran Phil Harrelson as managing director/DI and dailies. Harrelson will head the facility’s digital intermediate services, which provides color grading, editorial finishing and delivery services for film and television. He will also oversee the launch of a new dailies service for film and television productions.
Digital image solutions provider for movies and TV shows, DITBrazil, relies on Dejero for connectivity in a new virtual workflow to streamline the creative process for cinematic and commercial productions. Dejero EnGo and GateWay solutions have enabled uninterrupted real-time streaming of high-quality video and data directly from film and commercial sets across Brazil to disparate creative teams, enabling instant remote collaboration.
Autodesk has acquired Moxion, the New Zealand-based developer of a cloud-based platform for digital dailies used by leading filmmakers on some of the world’s most complex and challenging productions, including The Midnight Sky, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and The Matrix Resurrections. The acquisition of Moxion’s talent and technology will expand Autodesk’s own cloud platform for media and entertainment upstream, moving beyond post-production into production, bringing new users to Autodesk while helping better integrate processes across the entire content production chain.
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.”
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.