Panasonic announced that its new AJ-CX4000, a 4K/HDR shoulder-mount camcorder with B4 lens mount and interchangeable lens, will be available at the end of December at a suggested list price of $25,000. Ideal for nature films and documentaries, the AJ-CX4000 follows the handheld AG-CX350 to expand the CX Series of 4K camcorders.
Production & Post-Production
The 14th annual HPA Awards took place last night, honoring a range of individuals and companies exhibiting exceptional talent and brilliance in the evolving world of storytelling. Awards were given to individuals and teams working in twelve creative craft categories, recognizing outstanding contributions to color grading, sound, editing and visual effects for commercials, television and feature film.
Veteran colorist, Anthony Raffaele, whose work includes Café Society, Mapplethorpe and Fahrenheit 11/9, has joined the finishing staff at Sim New York. With credits spread across features, episodic television and high-end documentaries, Raffaele brings versatility and experience to Sim, along with established relationships with top filmmakers and cinematographers.
James Longeretta, owner of post-production systems provider Vortechs, has teamed with veteran supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Joe Schultz (Once Upon a Time, Lost, Amazing Stories for Apple TV) to launch Waterman Sound. The facility offers sound editorial, sound design, mixing, and automated dialogue replacement from its newly built studio in Toluca Lake, California. The company has hired ADR mixer Marilyn Morris (Captain Marvel, Miss Sloane), formerly of Skywalker Sound and Dubbing Brothers, to helm its ADR stage
Veteran colorist Kevin Michael Kirwan (American Crime Story, American Horror Story) has joined Periscope Post & Audio. Kirwan brings more than 20 years of experience as a senior colorist and credits on more than 40 television series. At Periscope, he will perform final color out of an all-new color-grading suite in Periscope’s facility in Hollywood, which launched earlier this year.
For as long as he can remember, producer/mixer Alvin Wee has loved music and film; and he was fortunate enough to cut his teeth working with composers and record producers in Los Angeles on film projects such as Kung Fu Panda, Kingsman and Eddie the Eagle. Having such a strong background in the industry, Wee takes pride in knowing that when someone hands a project off to him it will be done correctly, and well.
Established in 1994 by composer, sound designer and dialogue director Rob King, Green Street Studios has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in audio and music production for video games, film, music and other media. Anticipating the growing acceptance of immersive-sound projects for games, film and television, King spent much of the last two years auditioning speakers for the 7.1.4 array he knew would become the standard in the emerging immersive media environment.
Visual Data Media Services, the West London provider of digital supply chain services to global content owners and distributors, has announced the opening of a new digital screening room. The new facility is fully 4K and Dolby Atmos capable and comprises a 10-seat theatre built around a NEC 4K projector and fed by a Doremi digital cinema server. A Dolby Atmos CP950 sound processor is linked to JBL speakers and Crown amplifiers.
BAFTA and Emmy award-winning visual effects and animation house Jellyfish Pictures is using Pixit Media’s PixStor’s new secure container services to meet the highest security accreditation standards, while supporting collaborative workflows across its multiple sites.
At this year’s Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference in Baltimore, four awards will be presented by the organization to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional work in the areas of preservation. The ceremony will take place on November 14 at the Parkway Theatre in Baltimore, where the convention runs from November 13-16.