Production & Post-Production

HPA Forms Industry Recovery Task Force

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 11:52 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association, the trade organization serving the professional community providing expertise, support, tools and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of media content, has announced the formation of the HPA Industry Recovery Task Force. The task force will focus on the sustainable resumption of the production and post-production industry service sector with the aim of understanding how to enable content creation in an evolving world impacted by the pandemic.

Remixing Midsommar

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 09:37 -- Nick Dager

As one of the industry’s most respected audiophiles, award-winning re-recording mixer, sound editor and sound designer Ruy Garcia is passionate about using only the best audio equipment for his craft. Among his most recent credits was the surround mix for the Netflix release of 2019’s Midsommar.

HPA Expands Virtual Content Offerings

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 09:31 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association has unveiled a robust suite of virtual programs to provide the production and post-production industry with critical technical knowledge and offer opportunities to build community both during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. The slate of content is free with registration for the foreseeable future.

Nagra Offers Watermarking Plug-In for Avid Media Composer

Sun, 04/26/2020 - 09:40 -- Nick Dager

Nagra, a Kudelski Group company, has launched a new forensic watermarking plug-in for editing and collaboration workflows on Avid's Media Composer video editing software. The NexGuard Plug-in for Editing Software allows studios, content owners and post-production houses to ensure protection of high-value assets when sharing pre-release content such as feature films or TV series with their editing department, reviewers or their creative agencies.

SMPTE Expands Access to Educational Programs, Events, Standards Documents

Thu, 04/23/2020 - 08:55 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced changes to its educational programming designed to make it easier for industry professionals to keep up with the latest technology and to learn new skills. In addition to supporting professional development, the society's robust array of webcasts, meetings, and online courses offers members a way to connect with colleagues and to prepare for future opportunities in a changing industry and world.

Nugen Launches Staying Home, Staying Creative Initiative

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 09:33 -- Nick Dager

In response to the rapidly changing needs of the industry, Nugen Audio has launched a digital initiative to support the audio and production community through the COVID pandemic. Aptly dubbed Staying Home, Staying Creative, the program is aimed at promoting collaboration and creativity in a time of social distancing. Included among Nugen’s efforts are a variety of videos, interviews and articles that will inspire new artistic approaches for post-production workflows. The company is also providing temporary replacement licenses for any users who do not have access to their in-office workstations.


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