WCPMedia Services managing director, Americas Kenneth Yas will describe how emerging cloud-based media management technologies are creating new workflows and new opportunities for production companies, post-production facilities and other in two Breakfast Roundtable discussions at the Hollywood Professional Association’s 23rd annual HPA Tech Retreat in Indian Wells, California.
Award-winning cinematographer Theo Van De Sande ASC was an early supporter of the Academy Color Encoding System, using version 0.2.2 on civil war drama Deliverance Creek in 2013, which was nominated for the ASC Award for Television. Since then he has been a staunch supporter, using ACES on numerous TV shows and pilots. When he was offered the chance to shoot Bad Santa 2 for Miramax, he turned again to ACES for his color-processing pipeline.
Firefly Cinema today announced version 6 of its comprehensive color grading software suite which includes: FirePlay (for playback), FireDay (for digital dailies) and FirePost (for color finishing), which have been used on hundreds of feature films including Planetarium, The History of Love, Belle and Sebastien.
The post-production team for the Canadian family drama series Backstage is again relying Facilis TerraBlock for their collaborative editorial workflow for its second season. Ellen Fine, CCE (Canada Cinema Editor) is the supervising editor and consulting producer on Backstage. The series is produced by Fresh TV and distributed by DHX. It currently airs on the Family Channel in Canada and on the Disney Channel in the US and worldwide.
Rome-based post company Augustus Color has moved post-production for Black Butterfly, Paradox Studios’ upcoming psychological thriller, to the cloud. Augustus is using WCPMedia’s media management platform to deliver dailies media to the film’s editorial team in Spain.
MTI Film will debut the latest version of its dailies and media management software Cortex next month during the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas. New features include IMF deliveries, dead pixel correction, Dolby Vision, 4K up-resing and editing, as well as many UI improvements. Originally conceived as a streamlined dailies processing application, Cortex has developed into an end-to-end solution for managing media from the set through delivery.
Italian/UK digital media workflow specialist Kiwii Digital Solutions recently managed the production dailies of the new movie Tini: The Big Change in Violetta using the WCPApp from WCPMedia Services. The cloud-based platform made it possible to deliver dailies and other media from the film’s set in Italy to its editorial team in Spain virtually instantaneously, saving significant time and costs.
Colorfront will debut Interactive HFR Frame-Blending during HPA’s 2015 Tech Retreat, February 9-13 in Palm Springs, California. The company says it enables real time control over the motion blur of objects in an HFR sequence.
Encore uses a global post workflow for the on-site dailies and post-production services for all 12 episodes of the Fox series 24: Live Another Day. Shot in London, Encore's local office manages the dailies workflow and then pipes footage back to Encore Hollywood for online editing, coloring and finishing.