In a public statement, the New York Women in Film & Television said its organization stands with the Ukrainian Film Academy, European Film Academy, European Producers Club, Cannes Film Festival, and British Academy of Film and Television Arts in condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine’s sovereignty and freedom should be respected.
Production & Post-Production
Return to the magic of big screen events with the New York International Children’s Film Festival, North America’s largest film festival for kids and teens, and celebrate their 25th annual festival in person. This year’s festival features screenings of exciting new animated, live action and documentary films for young audiences, plus filmmaker Q&As running now through March 19.
Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias is a dramatic romance tale set in the South about three lifelong friends navigating their personal and professional priorities and relationships alongside one another. Sweet Magnolias cinematographer Brian Johnson is a Gemini Award nominee, a two-time Golden Sheaf award winner and recipient of two Leos, whose resume includes The Killing, and You Me Her, to name a few. He was joined on the series by Tyler Blackwell, digital imaging technician, whose credits include One Night in Miami…, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Women of the Movement, among others. Johnson shot with a Sony Venice full-frame digital cinema cameras. Blackwell follows the production on a combination of Sony PVM-X2400 and BVM-HX310 4K high dynamic range monitors.
Digital image solutions provider for movies and TV shows, DITBrazil, relies on Dejero for connectivity in a new virtual workflow to streamline the creative process for cinematic and commercial productions. Dejero EnGo and GateWay solutions have enabled uninterrupted real-time streaming of high-quality video and data directly from film and commercial sets across Brazil to disparate creative teams, enabling instant remote collaboration.
The Society of Camera Operators announced today that producer, director, and actor Danny DeVito is this year’s Governors Award winner. The award acknowledges Devito for his impressive body of work, collaborations, and his commitment to critical social causes within the entertainment industry.
The next edition of Post Break, the free webinar series from the Post New York Alliance, will feature the first in a series of three in-depth conversations about the role of assistant editors and their responsibilities and workflow during the turnover process to finish a film or episode.
The most integrated and adaptable Steadicam system ever made is now available in a more affordable option with the introduction of the new M-2 Core Kits. Specially configured and priced to provide operators with an entry point into the Steadicam M-Series ecosystem, the M-2 Core Kits utilize the same lightweight components and modular design that has made the M-2 an industry standard.
The board of directors of the Motion Picture Sound Editors Association has issued a formal statement strongly objecting to the announcement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science will not include sound editing awards in the upcoming live Oscar ceremonies. Here is their full statement:
The data company Hammerspace has expanded its European presence to provide organizations with ability to consolidate datacenter and cloud storage while orchestrating global data to decentralized applications and users. Today, more than 35 percent of the Hammerspace customer base is in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. EMEA growth has been fueled by the availability of the Hammerspace software in local regions of AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. The company says the addition of a London-based hub, local sales team, and a new distribution partner enables it to support its EMEA customers most effectively and accelerate business in high-growth markets.
In a virtual meeting scheduled for March 2, SMPTE Hollywood will explore the challenges of cybersecurity in the post-pandemic world. A panel of security experts will discuss threats and vulnerabilities that have arisen due to the expansion of remote working and changes in production practices in the wake of COVID-19—and offer advice on how to protect against them.