Some stories transcend cinema. This is one of them. NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover touched down on the Red Planet last week, with DPA Microphones along for the historic ride. Outfitted with DPA’s 4006 Omnidirectional Microphone, MMA-A Digital Audio Interface and MMP-G Modular Active Cable, the rover provided the first sounds from the surface of Mars.
Production & Post-Production
With remote work increasingly becoming the new normal, the post-production industry is undergoing tumultuous change, obliging professionals in all sectors to rethink career strategies. In the next edition of Post Break, the free webinar series from Post New York Alliance, a diverse panel of experts will discuss the importance of personal branding and social media engagement to a reimagined workforce. The session is scheduled for Thursday, February 25 at 4:00 p.m. EST.
Sony Electronics today announced the ILME-FX3 camera that the company says combines the best of its digital cinema technology with advanced imaging features from Alpha brand mirrorless cameras to make Sony’s cinematic look accessible to more creators.
Film and television visual effects company VFX Legion delivered all of the effects for Nocturne, director Ze Quirke’s feature film debut, for Welcome to Blumhouse. Amazon Studios joined forces with Blumhouse Television to create the theme-related series showcasing emerging filmmakers who bring a fresh perspective to the horror genre. Legion’s team produced a mix of complex computer-generated effects that helped elevate the visceral fear and foreboding evoked by the thriller’s untraditional occult theme.
One of the benefits of the visual effects training program at Rising Sun Pictures is that classes are taught within a working visual effects studio, one that has brought to life extraordinary visuals for such box offices hits as Ford v Ferrari, Spider-Man: Far from Home and Captain Marvel. Students enrolled in these courses receive a first-rate education in visual effects and witness, first-hand, how those skills are put to use by top-level professional artists weaving cinematic magic for the blockbusters of tomorrow.
The Hollywood Professional Association has announced details for its Tech Retreat Supersession, a two-day interactive exploration of the workflows and technology of multiple productions taking place around the globe. The Supersession is set for March 23-24 and follows on the success of last year’s Supersession which focused on the live production and post-production of the short film, The Lost Lederhosen.
A new report details the median budget of a European theatrical fiction film released in 2018 and those films most important financing sources. The report is based on the actual budget analysis of 568 European live-action fiction films released in 2018. Researchers say this is probably the largest ongoing pan-European data sample available to date on the financing of European fiction films.
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.
Behind Her Eyes, a six-part mystery-drama for Netflix, based on the novel of the same name by Sarah Pinborough, follows Louise, a single mother with a son and a part-time job in a psychiatrist's office. Louise begins an affair with her boss and strikes up an unlikely friendship with his wife but finds herself caught in a web of secrets and lies where nothing is what it seems.
The American Society of Cinematographers will present writer-producer-director Sofia Coppola with the organization’s Board of Governors Award during the 35th Annual ASC Awards on April 18, which will be live streamed from the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood. The Society bestows the ASC Board of Governors Award to filmmakers for their significant and indelible contributions to cinema through their body of work.