Production & Post-Production

Panasonic, Cinematographer Ed Lachman Release EL Zone Exposure Tool

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 08:16 -- Nick Dager

Working with cinematographer Ed Lachman, ASC, well known for his work on award-winning films including Erin Brockovich, Far from Heaven and Carol, Panasonic has created a new exposure map tool EL Zone, as part of the VariCam firmware version 9.0 update. The new tool is designed to assist in the shooting process and to provide even more precise exposure control.

Animation Company Laika Expands into Live Action with Seventeen

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 08:04 -- Nick Dager

The award-winning animation company Laika known for such films as Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings and Missing Link, is expanding into live action. The studio has optioned Seventeen, the upcoming first novel by acclaimed screenwriter John Brownlow (The Minaturist, Sylvia). Currently in production on its sixth animated feature film, Laika secured the rights in an intense bidding war and plans to adapt it as a live action project. The announcement was made by Laika president and CEO Travis Knight.

Mixing Live Action with VFX

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 10:37 -- Nick Dager

Following its Netflix launch in January, Fate: The Winx Saga, the live-action TV adaptation of Nickelodeon’s animated series Winx Club quickly shot to number one in the U.S. and number three in the U.K. Cinematographer Frida Wendel FSF shot the series. As Wendell put it, one of her considerations during the live action shoot was how to play around with the visual effects.

Making Each Moment Count

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 10:47 -- Nick Dager

For the new independent drama Mayday, Goldcrest Post senior colorist Marcy Robinson worked with director Karen Cinorre, in her feature debut, and cinematographer Sam Levy to hone a unique visual language for a one-of-a-kind story that blends fantasy and reality in colorful and unexpected ways.

Post Tremors

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 10:41 -- Nick Dager

Pace Pictures provided complete post-production services for Tremors: Shrieker Island, the latest installment in the cult horror franchise about giant, worm-like creatures that prey on humans.

Rising Sun Acquires New Space to Meet Production Demand

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 10:33 -- Nick Dager

Buoyed by a boom in motion picture and series production, and commitments from multiple international film productions and streaming series Rising Sun Pictures has expanded by taking charge of the building next to its main studio located in Pulteney Street in Adelaide. The new 5,167 square-foot space, which was acquired to house additional staff, includes a cinema-style screening room, sound proofed meeting and review facilities, and a workspace for up to 80 artists.

Gorilla Adopts MTI Film Cortex Enterprise Mastering, Validation System

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 10:24 -- Nick Dager

Cardiff-based film and video post-production house Gorilla has chosen an MTI Film Cortex Enterprise mastering and validation system for a new 4K high dynamic range mastering suite at its recently expanded GloWorks facility. Supplied by MTI Film distribution partner Big Pic Media, the Cortex forms part of Gorilla's investment in new 4K HDR technology.

Cinelab London Relies on Pixitmedia Data Management

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 10:52 -- Nick Dager

In the last twelve months Cinelab London has worked on a wide range of major motion pictures and TV series, including No Time to Die, Wonder Woman 1984 and Small Axe; commercials for brands like Sainsbury's, Nike, and Burberry; and music videos for global stars like Beyonce, Coldplay, and Dua Lipa. Pixitmedia, a software-defined storage and data management company, enabled the facility to streamline its storage and media management for expansion in delivering rapid turnaround.

Society of Camera Operators Names 2021 Award Nominees

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 10:49 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Camera Operators has announced the nominees for the 2021 Camera Operator of the Year Awards and Creative Vision Celebration for the Film and Television categories. Nominees for the Camera Operator of the Year Film & Television categories will be awarded live during the virtual show, which will take place April 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. PDT.

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