Production & Post-Production

DigiFilm Restores Prince Concert Footage

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 08:10 -- Nick Dager

LA-based post-production house DigitalFilm Tree played a key role in the release of Prince and The Revolution: Live, a high-definition Blu-ray restoration of the March 30, 1985, Prince concert originally filmed in Syracuse, New York’s Carrier Dome, and broadcast to the world via satellite. The film was originally released on VHS in the late 1980s before falling out of print.

New Production Complex Planned in Texas

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 12:04 -- Nick Dager

The Hill Country Group has announced plans for Hill Country Studios, a film, virtual production, television, and streaming complex to be built in San Marcos, Texas, a short distance from Austin and San Antonio. With a mission to unbridle creative storytelling through innovation and emerging technologies, the company says the $267 million project will be the first and largest studio of its kind in Texas.

Brompton Technology Releases Tessera v3.4 Software

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 16:21 -- Nick Dager

Brompton Technology has released Tessera v3.4 software with features, Extended Bit Depth and Stacking, which are designed to help film and virtual production professionals improve workflows and image quality. In other news, Brompton Technology recently received three awards for its technology including the Lumiere Award from the Advanced Imaging Society, a Product of the Year award at the NAB show for the innovative features of our Tessera v3.3 software, and an InAVation Award for Best Research & Development.

The Colonie Adds Zach Day to its Staff

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 10:05 -- Nick Dager

Award-winning post-production studio The Colonie has hired Zach Day as producer/new business development. Day brings more than fifteen years of ad agency experience, most recently as a senior producer at Leo Burnett. In his new role, he will focus on developing business and forging agency alliances beyond the studio’s base in Chicago.

Supporting Minority Filmmakers

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 12:50 -- Nick Dager

This summer, hundreds of professional filmmakers in New York City will join forces to create six short films as part of the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge. A grassroots initiative founded in 2017 by filmmakers Katrina Medoff and Tracy Sayre, WWFC aims to address the lack of women and nonbinary people behind the camera and on screen through a variety of programs, including its signature film challenge.

Rising Sun Pictures Opens Brisbane Studio

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 12:43 -- Nick Dager

Adelaide-based visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures has seen its fortunes grow spectacularly over the past two years and has applied its artistry to a series of high-profile projects ranging from the Baz Luhrmann film Elvis and Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder to the hit series The Boys, Cowboy Bebop and Hawkeye. To keep pace with its burgeoning workload, RSP has added staff and resources to its main studio in Adelaide and has also launched a satellite operation in Brisbane.

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