The Hollywood Professional Association, the trade organization serving the professional community providing expertise, support, tools and infrastructure for the creation and finishing of media content, has announced the formation of the HPA Industry Recovery Task Force. The task force will focus on the sustainable resumption of the production and post-production industry service sector with the aim of understanding how to enable content creation in an evolving world impacted by the pandemic.
Production & Post-Production
As one of the industry’s most respected audiophiles, award-winning re-recording mixer, sound editor and sound designer Ruy Garcia is passionate about using only the best audio equipment for his craft. Among his most recent credits was the surround mix for the Netflix release of 2019’s Midsommar.
The Hollywood Professional Association has unveiled a robust suite of virtual programs to provide the production and post-production industry with critical technical knowledge and offer opportunities to build community both during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. The slate of content is free with registration for the foreseeable future.
DejaSoft has extended its 50 percent discount on all DejaEdit licenses until the end of July. The offer was introduced in March and was due to expire at the end of April. DejaEdit enables editors and operators to collaborate between multiple remote Avid editing platforms.
Light Illusion, a specialist in critical color management within the film, post-production, and broadcast industries, has launched ColorSpace CMS, currently available for pre-order, which enables participation in the open beta program to provide feedback and input for the final release.
After its first successful season the creative team behind the hit HBO series Insecure decided they wanted the show to have a more cinematic look. For that they turned to cinematographer Ava Berkofsky whose efforts have already earned her a primetime Emmy nomination in the category outstanding cinematography for a single-camera series.
Nagra, a Kudelski Group company, has launched a new forensic watermarking plug-in for editing and collaboration workflows on Avid's Media Composer video editing software. The NexGuard Plug-in for Editing Software allows studios, content owners and post-production houses to ensure protection of high-value assets when sharing pre-release content such as feature films or TV series with their editing department, reviewers or their creative agencies.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced changes to its educational programming designed to make it easier for industry professionals to keep up with the latest technology and to learn new skills. In addition to supporting professional development, the society's robust array of webcasts, meetings, and online courses offers members a way to connect with colleagues and to prepare for future opportunities in a changing industry and world.
Nagra, a Kudelski Group company, today launched NexGuard ClipMark, which it says is the industry’s only forensic watermarking technology designed to detect the source of pre-release content leaks on very short video clips, down to thirty seconds.
In response to the rapidly changing needs of the industry, Nugen Audio has launched a digital initiative to support the audio and production community through the COVID pandemic. Aptly dubbed Staying Home, Staying Creative, the program is aimed at promoting collaboration and creativity in a time of social distancing. Included among Nugen’s efforts are a variety of videos, interviews and articles that will inspire new artistic approaches for post-production workflows. The company is also providing temporary replacement licenses for any users who do not have access to their in-office workstations.