Cospective has introduced new pricing plans for its Frankie video review-and-approval system, starting at just $49 per month. Frankie has also added new features and doubled quotas for our existing customers worldwide. With three levels of service, Frankie now caters to everyone from individual freelancers to the largest studios.
Montreal-based effects house Rodeo FX recently finished work on the new independent feature film Birdman, to be released by New Regency later this year. The VFX studio has created a collaborative workflow to facilitate working with clients and creatives around the world.
Shotgun Software announced that independent game studio Cloud Imperium is using Shotgun to manage review and production tracking on Star Citizen – a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) currently in development.
Codex recording and workflow technology was used at the heart of the production to post pipeline on 20th Century Fox’s latest superhero movie X-Men: Days Of Future Past. A combination of Codex Onboard Recorders, in-camera XR recording, and Vault systems, enabled the filmmakers to deploy a variety of Arri Alexa cameras, shooting both native 3D and 2D using ArriRaw, and to maximize image quality on-set and during post-production.
Full Circle Post NYC has added an Archion EditStor to give it a shared media storage system with transparent Avid project sharing.
Columbia Pictures’ The Amazing Spider Man 2 marks a groundbreaking collaboration between visual effects, sound and post-production teams from Sony Pictures Entertainment. The Academy Award-winning Sony Pictures Imageworks crafted over 1000 visual effects shots, Sony Pictures Post Production provided sound – its first project in in Dolby Atmos – and Colorworks performed film scanning, conforming and color grading all in 4K.
In Lakeshore Entertainment’s I, Frankenstein director Stuart Beattie offers a darkly cerebral tale in which the monster of the Mary Shelley novel has survived to modern day and become embroiled in a deadly confrontation between an assortment of grisly gargoyles and demons.
South African production and post company Embassy recently completed three TV commercials for the South African theater chain, Ster-Kinekor.
At the National Association of Broadcasters convention held earlier this month in Las Vegas, Assimilate announced v8 versions of its popular Scratch and Scratch Lab software, allowing users to encode Apple ProRes files on Microsoft Windows 7/8-based PCs. Scratch and Scratch Lab customers can now use both the OS X and Windows versions of the software. Artists either on-set, or in post-production are guaranteed the highest possible quality and encoding speeds on each platform. In addition, Scratch 4K is now available at Scratch 2K prices.
The U.S. comedy series Anger Management from Debmar-Mercury Productions on FX Network has saved an estimated $2.25 million in post-production costs, while supporting the delivery of double the number of episodes typically produced over the same production period. The producers attribute the savings to Cinedeck RX technology