Production & Post-Production

Rebekah Hernandez: Hard Work Pays Off

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 09:52 -- Nick Dager

Rebekah Hernandez is a Post New York Association board member and a post-production supervisor whose recent credits include the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning film The Forty-Year-Old Version and Showtime’s hit series Billions. A native New Yorker, Hernandez has come a long way since she landed her first job as a production assistant in 2013, but it hasn’t been easy. It took time to find someone willing to give her a shot and she experienced a few false starts, but her hard work and persistence eventually paid off, and now the sky’s the limit.

Christie, Lightstorm Collaborate on Avatar 2

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 13:59 -- Nick Dager

In a partnership that spans 16 years Christie Digital Systems and Lightstorm Entertainment, filmmaker James Cameron’s production company, collaborated to bring enhancements to theatrical display capabilities for 3D, high frame rate digital cinema for Avatar and the much-anticipated Avatar 2. Known for his creativity and development of cutting-edge technologies to push the frontier of cinematic storytelling, Cameron used Christie cinema projectors as a key part of realizing his vision.

SMPTE Names David Grindle Executive Director

Mon, 04/25/2022 - 10:56 -- Nick Dager

SMPTE, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, today announced that David Grindle will serve as the society's next executive director. He will formally join SMPTE in July after concluding a 12-year tenure as executive director of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, an association dedicated to performing arts and entertainment professionals.

VFX Supervisor David W. Reynolds Joins Break+Enter

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 10:47 -- Nick Dager

Emmy Award-winning visual effects supervisor David W. Reynolds has joined the creative team at Break+Enter, a Nice Shoes company. A 20-year industry veteran, Reynolds brings top-level experience across features, television, and advertising, including such notable projects as Jessica Jones, The Tick, Joker, The Get Down and Boardwalk Empire. In his new role, Reynolds will oversee film and television visual effects from inception through delivery, supervise teams of artists, and provide on-set visual effects supervision.

Who Owns an Indie Film?

Mon, 04/18/2022 - 16:21 -- Nick Dager

Making a successful feature film is one of the most difficult things there is to do. Having adequate financing in place is just part of the challenge. Several other elements are just as critical including a good script, a talented cast and crew, a laundry list of sophisticated technology, decent weather, and a lot of luck. With a completed feature film in hand, a filmmaker still must find a company that shares a passion for that film and will agree to distribute it properly. For many successful independent filmmakers, that is where their job ends. But should it end there?

Ian Cope: Twenty Years of VFX

Mon, 04/18/2022 - 16:07 -- Nick Dager

Ian Cope, senior visual effects producer at Australia’s Rising Sun Pictures recently celebrated his 20-year anniversary at the company. A significant accomplishment in any career, Cope’s longevity is especially impressive for someone in the visual effects industry, where employment at one studio is often measured in months, not years. And, in that time he has worked on a long list of successful films, including Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Gravity, Ford v Ferrari, and Spiderman: Far from Home, to name just a few.

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