Cooke Optics has appointed Andy Buckland to the newly created role of director of product management. Reporting directly to Tim Pugh, CEO, Buckland’s new role includes responsibility for developing Cooke’s product roadmap, including launching forums to enable the design and development team to engage more effectively with our diverse range of customers and users.
Production & Post-Production
The Post New York Alliance will delve into the intricacies of imaging science in the next edition of its free webinar series Post Break. Color scientists Matthew Tomlinson and Joachim Zell will explain what imaging science is and describe its role in each aspect of production, from the set to the screen. The event, moderated by post-production supervisor Justin Scutieri, is scheduled for Thursday, April 22 at 4:00p.m. EDT.
Independent sound mixer Alan Meyerson is currently working on the upcoming Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022) movie, and just finished working on the score of the reboot of Dune, set for release in October 2021. Many of his projects have become case studies in the importance of how music and sound play an integral part to the overall storytelling. And no matter where he has set up shop for the day, Meyerson relies on Nugen Audio’s Halo Upmix and Halo Downmix plug-ins, along with Stereoizer and Nugen Producer, to ensure clients receive the superior quality of sound they seek from his professional services.
The American Society of Cinematographers presented its annual awards during a virtual ceremony on Sunday, with Erik Messerschmidt, ASC claiming the top prize in feature film for Mank. The 35th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards also honored Aurélien Marra for Two of Us in the Spotlight Award category, and Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw for the documentary The Truffle Hunters.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors association presented the 68th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Friday evening, April 16, at a virtual, international ceremony. Golden Reel Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing were presented in 22 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, special venue, and other media.
With the news that ArcLight Cinema and the Pacific Theatre will permanently close their doors, a Los Angeles tech startup is using augmented reality to pay homage to the hidden history of the iconic Cinerama Dome on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.
SMPTE Hollywood will offer a glimpse into moviemaking in a post-COVID-19 world as it hosts the production team behind The Ripple Effect at its virtual meeting scheduled for April 22nd at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Zoom. Produced through The Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California, The Ripple Effect is a live-action, sci-fi short film designed to test cutting edge virtual production technologies and remote workflow solutions.
The Post New York Alliance applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature for their recent agreement to extend The Empire State Film Production Credit and Post-Production Credit through 2026. In including an extension of this essential credit program in the state’s new budget, lawmakers have recognized the vital importance of film and television production and post-production to job creation, tax revenue and the state’s broader economy.
New York Women in Film & Television has named Lisa Denker the winner of the Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant for her documentary feature Still Judy. The first-ever Honorable Mention award was given to Alyscia Cunningham for her documentary feature I Am More Than My Hair. The film completion grant, now in its 14th year, is provided through the generosity of longtime disability rights advocate Loreen Arbus and awards $7,500 to a woman filmmaker for a film on physical or developmental disability issues; the Honorable Mention winner receives $1,500.
Cooke Optics has transferred its archives, an historic collection dating from 1886, to a new permanent home at the Margaret Herrick Library, the main repository of research materials of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, located in Beverly Hills, California. The Cooke Archives, which includes documents, photographs and audiotapes cataloguing the rich history of Cooke lenses as well as the wider development of the film and photography sectors, will be available for research purposes