The Madrid-based digital post-production company Twin Pines was responsible for the visual effects in La Fortuna, the new Movistar+ series directed by Alejandro Amenábar. Overall, the series contains around one thousand digitally retouched shots which called for a year’s work to recreate underwater scenes, an epic naval battle, and a road journey in the United States, among many other sequences.
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Audiocastle has announced a partnership with One Thousand Birds. Audiocastle co-founders Adam Robl and Shawn Sutta were first introduced to One Thousand Birds in 2019 when the two companies worked on the score for the film Poser. Impressed with OTB’s creative approach to designing audio, they began talks with managing partner Andres Velasquez.
The Tragedy of Macbeth—written four centuries ago for the stage—has been translated to the screen throughout cinema history. Replete with medieval atmosphere, witches, and murder, the iconic tale has now been retold by director Joel Coen. Working with director of photography Bruno Delbonnel ASC, AFC, Coen developed a visual approach to the bloody proceedings that emphasizes Shakespeare’s matchless language and the faces of the actors delivering it.
Dr. Matthias Erb has been appointed chairman of Arri’s executive board, effective as of January 1. The announcement was made by the supervisory board of the global film technology company. With this addition, the executive board will once again have three members, as it did in 2019.
The nonprofit Big Sky Film Institute has announced the full lineup of official selections for its 19th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. A hybrid exhibition in 2022, the festival will screen films in-person February 18-27 in theaters across downtown Missoula, Montana in addition to online screenings February 21 through March 3 in Big Sky’s virtual cinema.
New York Women in Film and Television has partnered with iWomanTV to showcase the work of the association’s talented members through its fifth annual online film festival. Members are invited to submit their short films, TV pilots and webisodes.
Each year the Librarian of Congress chooses a select group of films to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The Registry champions American films and this year the seminal documentary, The Wobblies (1979), which was awarded a New York Women in Film and Television Women’s Film Preservation Fund grant in 2003, has been honored with inclusion to the list. The Wobblies (1979) by Deborah Shaffer and Stewart Bird is in outstanding company with others named to the Registry such as Sylvia Morales’ Chicana, Cheryl Dunye’s The Watermelon Woman and Who Killed Vincent Chin? by Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Pena.
Goldcrest Post provided post-production services for three films screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. They include Academy Award–nominee Ramin Bahrani’s documentary 2nd Chance, Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes’ documentary The Janes and director Ricky D’Ambrose’s narrative film The Cathedral. The 2022 Sundance Film Festival takes place as a fully virtual event January 20-30.
The independent post-production house 11 Dollar Bill has opened a facility in Raleigh, North Carolina. The site boasts resources for creative editorial, design, motion graphics and animation as well as color correction and editorial finishing. It shares a high-speed connection with the company’s studios in Chicago and Boulder, allowing teams in the three locations to share resources and collaborate on projects. The Raleigh site will serve advertising agencies and brands in North Carolina and throughout the Southeast, as well as film and television productions based in the region.
SMPTE, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, today announced that Florian Schleich has been elected to serve as SMPTE standards vice president, effective January 1, 2022. In this role, he will be directing and supervising the standards projects of the society.