Production & Post-Production

Adorama Rental Company Names Mike Nichols VP Sales and Marketing

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 10:35 -- Nick Dager

Mike Nichols has been named Adorama Rental Company's vice president of sales and marketing. In this role, Nichols will be responsible for building a five-year strategy with a focus on growth and expansion of the company. He will identify new areas of revenue which look beyond the transactional rental business as well as develop services for ARC's high-end digital cinema market with a customer service mindset.

Zeiss Cinema Lens Team Values Collaboration

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 09:27 -- Nick Dager

In an industry that relies heavily on collaboration to combine technical excellence with inspiring creativity, the last two years have been a unique challenge. The Zeiss cinema lens team, meanwhile, has worked hard to not only continue communications, but to also expand and improve its capabilities across the Americas. Whether it’s from behind masks or monitors they have been actively engaging with the filmmaking community, unveiling new technology, maintaining channels, sponsoring online events and film festivals, and producing their Studies in Cinematography series with the likes of Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS, Matthew Libatique, ASC and Alice Brooks, ASC.

NEP Virtual Studios Building New Production Facility in Atlanta

Wed, 11/10/2021 - 09:48 -- Nick Dager

NEP Virtual Studios and Trilith Studios are building a virtual production facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The Prysm Stage at Trilith Studios is being built from the ground up by Cliff Plumer, global president of NEP Virtual Studios, virtual production pioneers Lux Machina Consulting, Trilith Studios president and CEO Frank Patterson, and Trilith Studios director of creative technologies, Barry Williams. The permanent stage facility will offer filmmakers stable and advanced real time workflows and technology, operated by highly experienced virtual production experts.

Colorists Society Launches Hollywood Chapter

Wed, 11/10/2021 - 09:37 -- Nick Dager

The Colorist Society has launched Colorist Society Hollywood, an exclusive, invitation-only group of color finishing artists. The group’s mission is to advocate for their craft, support diversity initiatives, and create educational opportunities for its members and associated industry partners. They will also seek to deepen CSI’s ties to other industry organizations and the wider entertainment industry.

The Muppets Discover ARFX

Tue, 11/09/2021 - 09:39 -- Nick Dager

Virtual production is gaining more traction in the motion picture business. One example? The recent collaboration of several companies came together for both practical and creative reasons to bring the Disney+ feature the Muppets Haunted Mansion to life. “The Muppets and ARwall are a perfect fit,” says Rene Amador, co-founder and CEO of ARwall. His company creates virtual production technology for its own use and in turn markets it to other filmmakers. Its first product is ARFX, a suite of real-time tools developed natively for using real-time in-camera LED effects in scripted filmmaking.

Managing Stowaway's Workflow

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 11:57 -- Meagan Keane

Netflix’s Stowaway, starring Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson and Toni Collette, follows a space mission that is headed to Mars when an unintended stowaway accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship’s life support systems. Facing dwindling resources and a potentially fatal outcome, the crew is forced to make an impossible decision.

Venom’s Sonic Mayhem

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 10:28 -- Nick Dager

Venom: Let There Be Carnage, marks Tom Hardy’s return to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters, and proves a worthy successor to the hit 2018 original through its imaginative storytelling, outstanding performances, breakthrough visual effects and superb, action-packed soundtrack.

An Unsettling Score

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 10:13 -- Nick Dager

The composing duo of Adam Robl and Shawn Sutta recently scored the original soundtrack for Grasshoppers, award-winning LA-based filmmaker Brad Bischoff’s directorial feature film debut. An Official Selection of the 18th Annual BendFilm Festival in the narrative category, the emotionally charged drama recently made its world premiere at the event. The director, a native of Chicago, shot the film in the city’s suburbs.

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