Schneider Optics has announced a $2500 Rebate on a new set of six Cine Xenar III lenses purchased from November 1 through the end of February 2014.
Production & Post-Production
Keeping a hit television show that’s been on the air for 14 years fresh and interesting is a demanding challenge. As scripts get bigger to sustain audience interest, budgets inevitably get smaller. “When a show reaches syndication, it has primarily done it’s job of crossing the finish line of making money for a very long time,” says CSI: Las Vegas cinematographer Crescenzo Notarile, ASC. “So, why spend more when the networks, at this point, don’t have to. It’s a creative challenge to keep the audience coming back with what we have. It’s not making more – it’s making the freshest.”
Blur Studio, co-founded by Tim Miller, created the three-minute prologue sequence that sets the stage for the highly anticipated sequel Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World.
Frank Capra’s 1934 comedy It Happened One Night was recently the subject of a lovingly painstaking 4K restoration by Sony Pictures Entertainment in advance of its release on Sony’s newly launched Video Unlimited 4K download service.
The Colonie’s Keith Kristinat has edited a spot launching the new Nintendo game The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for Nintendo 3Ds.
Digital District has acquired Pipeline FX’s Qube! software to manage linked render farms from China to Paris.
Virgin Produced has entered into a partnership with Cinema Capital Venture Fund and Tantrik Group to launch Virgin Produced India, a creative content company that will specifically cater to the youthful and fast-growing Hindi-speaking population.
Justin and the Knights of Valour tells the story of a young boy who becomes a man as he embarks on a quest to become a knight. Directed and written by Kandor Graphics' chief creative officer, Manuel Sicilia, the animated adventure fantasy film boasts a famous cast of European voices including Freddie Highmore, Charles Dance, Rupert Everett, Barry Humphries, David Walliams, Julie Walters and Saoirse Ronan. Antonio Banderas, who is a Kandor Graphics partner, is also the voice of character Sir Clorex, as well as producer of the film along with Marcelino Almansa, Kerry Fulton and Ralph Kamp.
Panavision has introduced a new line of Primo lenses, the Primo V series, specifically designed to work with today’s high-resolution 35mm digital cameras.
Sony Electronics has announced a 4K movie-making project Sony/AFI 4K Shorts: Be Moved, to showcase the talents of the alumni of the AFI Conservatory, the world renowned film school of the American Film Institute.