Production & Post-Production

DigitalFilm Tree Names Nancy Jundi Chief Operating Officer

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 13:27 -- Nick Dager

Post-production innovator and software development company DigitalFilm Tree has named Nancy Jundi as chief operational officer. Jundi brings a wealth of experience to her new role, with more than 20 years of experience guiding entertainment and technology companies, both start-up and global, through exceptional growth challenges. She has been an outside consultant to DFT since 2014 and will now be based in DFT’s Los Angeles headquarters, where she will join founder and CEO Ramy Katrib in pioneering revolutionary new offerings for DFT and the industry.

Parasite Best Picture Winner in Fandango Survey

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 12:50 -- Nick Dager

According to Fandango, South Korean genre-bending hit Parasite is the top pick in the Best Picture race with 20 percent of the film fans’ votes, followed closely by Sam Mendes’ WWI epic 1917 with 19 percent. Parasite also took the number-one spot in the Best Director category, with first-time nominee Bong Joon Ho winning with 34 percent of votes.

TwoFour54 Names Michael Garin CEO

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 12:38 -- Nick Dager

The board of twofour54 Abu Dhabi has appointed Michael Garin as its CEO. Following the formation of a board of directors for twofour54 last July and the appointment of H.E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak as chairman and the then CEO H.E. Maryam Eid AlMheiri as vice chair, the CEO position became vacant.

Amplifying Humor with Sound

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 11:07 -- Nick Dager

Seventeen years after Bad Boys ll, the Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) teamed up again for one last ride in Sony Pictures’ worldwide box office hit, Bad Boys for Life. Car chases, gun battles, explosions and other forms of mayhem—all requiring robust sound treatment—occur throughout the film, but the story is driven by the hilarious bad-boy banter between Mike and Marcus. Capitalizing on every twist and turn of the action sequences while allowing the humor to punch through was a challenge for the sound artists.

Star Trek Gets a New Look

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 17:10 -- Nick Dager

Star Trek: Picard, the highly anticipated streaming series from CBS All Access, relied on two complete sets of Cooke Optics Anamorphic/I Special Flair lenses to tell the story. The follow-up series to Star Trek: The Next Generation, and centers on Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) in the next chapter of his life. Director of photography Philip Lanyon’s goal was to give this new series a big movie adventure epic saga feel — while keeping fans in a familiar visual world.

Attendees at HPA Tech Retreat Supersession Prepare to Make a Movie

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 16:54 -- Nick Dager

For the first time at the Hollywood Professional Association’s Tech Retreat, this year’s Supersession will present a live production – from acquisition through post – of a short movie, in near real-time. The culmination of the production will be a screening of The Lost Lederhosen at the day’s conclusion. Joachim Zell, vice president of technology at EFilm, will be at the helm of this year’s event.

Alchemy Post Sound Supports Nine Sundance Films

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 16:49 -- Nick Dager

Continuing its long association with the world’s best independent films, Alchemy Post Sound provided Foley sound services for nine films screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. They include three films participating in the festival’s prestigious U.S. Dramatic Competition and two included in its Premieres track.

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