Production & Post-Production

SMPTE, MESA Collaborate on Language Metadata Table

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 11:24 -- Nick Dager

In collaboration with the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is bringing the media industry's first human- and machine-readable Language Metadata Table into its public review process, an early step toward SMPTE standardization. Published as a SMPTE Public Committee Draft, the vetted and approved list of language codes will be readily available for public comment, implementation, and validation.

The Evolution of Media Creation

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 11:25 -- Spencer Stephens

In the MovieLabs white paper The Evolution of Media Creation, we outlined a vision for implementing true cloud-native production workflows. In that vision media production moves outside of the security perimeters that protect individual facilities such as post-production and VFX companies and becomes a virtualized security system to protect all of those involved in production workflows. These workflows transcend organizations, and simply stated, protecting them requires a new approach to security.

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Annual Göteborg Nostradamus Report Considers Cinema’s Future

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 10:13 -- Nick Dager

The Göteborg Film Festival's 8th Nostradamus Report, Transforming Storytelling Together, was presented at the festival's annual Nostradamus seminar. The annual report looks into the future of the screen industries three to five years from now through research and interviews with industry experts. The 2021 report expects the industry to go through an extensive reality check moving from streaming to reality warfare, and from pandemic to green issues.

HPA Announces Program, Schedule Updates for Annual Tech Retreat

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 10:10 -- Nick Dager

In an event that boasts more than 25 years of industry-changing thought leadership, the unique circumstances of 2021 promise to make this year’s Hollywood Professional Association’s Tech Retreat the most consequential in its history. From March 15-24, in live and recorded content, accessible to a world-wide audience, HPA will present panels, events, and demonstrations that will help our industry share, teach and connect at this most critical time.

Lynette Duensing Named CSI Fellow

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 10:07 -- Nick Dager

The Colorist Society International has appointed Lynette Duensing to a position as Fellow. Duensing is being recognized for her outstanding achievements and contributions to the craft of color across a highly productive career spanning more than 30 years. Other CSI Fellows include Dale Grahn, Lou Levinson, Charles Poynton, Walter Volpatto and Kevin Shaw.

Windows to the Past, Present, Future

Thu, 02/04/2021 - 10:08 -- Nick Dager

Claudia Raschke is an award-winning New York City based cinematographer best known for such films as Oscar-nominated and Emmy winning RBG (Magnolia/ Participant/ CNN), Oscar-nominated God is Bigger Than Elvis (HBO), Peabody Award-winning Black Magic (ESPN), Oscar short-listed Mad Hot Ballroom (Paramount), Particle Fever (Bond), Atomic Homefront (HBO), and The Freedom to Marry (Argot Pictures). Her latest film, which screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is My Name is Pauli Murray. Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, and a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice. A pioneering attorney, activist and dedicated memoirist, Murray shaped landmark litigation—and consciousness— around race and gender equity. As an African American youth raised in the segregated South—who was also wrestling with broader notions of gender identity—Murray understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms. The film was made by the same team that made RBG including directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West, producer Talleah Bridges McMahon and editor Cinque Northern. My conversation with Raschke, via email, began with that team.

Writers Lab for Women over 40 Open for Registration

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 13:02 -- Nick Dager

The Writers Lab is asking for submissions for its 2021 program for women screenwriters over the age of 40. The Lab is produced by co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon and New York Women in Film & Television, and has been supported by Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Oprah Winfrey. The Lab will see the emergence of its first completed project in 2021: Alyson Richards’ horror film The Retreat.

DPA Microphones Executives to Receive Technical Achievement Oscars

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 12:55 -- Nick Dager

Later this month, DPA Microphones co-founder Jens-Jørn Stokholm and research and development manager Ole Moesmann will receive an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Technical Achievement Award for the innovative development of the brand’s high-performance, miniature lavalier microphone technology.

HPA Explores How Love Island USA Producers Coped with COVID

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 12:52 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association Industry Recovery Task Force will explore how CBS/ITV Entertainment’s Love Island USA moved from Fiji to Las Vegas and kept their exacting production and delivery schedule intact in the midst of the Coronavirus upheaval, late in 2020. HPA’s Virtual Town Hall, the latest in the series produced by the Industry Recovery Task Force, will take place on February 10 from 11:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. PDT.

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