Awarding-winning production and post-production house Fifty Fifty in London has invested in a Leader LV5600 broadcast-quality waveform monitor for use at its Soho headquarters. The newly installed instrument is being used as the master reference for quality control of television and digital film productions. It was supplied by Leader distribution partner Thameside.
Production & Post-Production
The selection is complete for the Virtual Reality works of the 78th Venice International Film Festival. The Venice VR Expanded will again be held online September 1-19. From September 1-11 the Venice VR Expanded Program will be available on site for accredited festival guests, at the VR Gallery in the Palazzo del Casinò (Lido di Venezia), Sala Amici, upon reservation.
Streamland Media has finalized the acquisition of Sim Video International’s post-production business. This expands Streamland’s picture and sound finishing services to New York City. The integration of Sim Post adds to Streamland’s roster of artists and technical expertise in North America, increasing its capabilities for serving creators in both scripted and unscripted content.
The Women’s Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & Television is nominating two WFPF-preserved films – The Wobblies and Betty Tells Her Story – for inclusion on this year’s National Film Registry. Both films explore a diverse range of issues and innovative approaches to filmmaking practiced by women makers.
Cine Gear Expo LA will open at the Los Angeles Convention Center, September 23-25. The event offers the film community an opportunity to meet, learn and experience the newest art, techniques, and technology—live—for the first time in over two years.
Long Island City, New York is the site of the first purpose-built Car Stage LED vehicle process stage. The permanent virtual environment facility is fully equipped with expansive movable LED walls and proprietary technology allowing clients to produce live, fully composed sequences through their own cameras—with ease, on the spot.
Arri has released the Hi-5, which it says is the most sophisticated hand unit on the market, providing reliable wireless camera and lens control in demanding situations on set. Weatherproof and solidly built, it features an exceptional radio link range and unique, swappable radio modules for different territories and shooting challenges.
Samsung Electronics today announced a new partnership with CJ ENM, Asia’s leading entertainment and media group behind the Oscar-winning film Parasite, to build a virtual production studio to spearhead the production of future video content.
In Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, the title character confronts the demons of her past in a spectacular – and explosive – fashion. After discovering a flying fortress hidden in the clouds, the Avenger puts on a master class in destruction, leading to an airborne battle with heroes and villains dodging flaming wreckage as they approach terminal velocity. It’s one of the most visually complex and technically demanding scenes ever seen on film, made possible by Marvel Studios’ longtime collaborator, Digital Domain. [Editor’s Note: Warning. This article contains spoilers.]
Scared To Debt: Sallie Mae Not, chapter one of a feature documentary film by Michael Camoin, takes an investigative and historical look into public and private issued student loans and the debt crisis facing more than 45 million American borrowers today. Sallie Mae Not premieres virtually on July 26 at 1:00 pm on Film Festival Flix Livestream presented by the Whistleblower Summit and Film Festival taking place July 23 through August 1.