Since the dawn of color cinema, there has always been a demand for a skilled and sympathetic person to guide color throughout a production. Back then, the color timer worked to the instructions of the cinematographer, looking essentially to achieve consistency: dramatic color shifts using irreversible wet chemistry were rarely undertaken. But while the director and cinematographer may be household names, the colorist may still go unheralded outside a small community. To correct this neglect of a vital talent in the overall creative team, last year we created the FilmLight Color Awards.
Production & Post-Production
Hula Post supported a hybrid workflow with remote and local systems for the streaming feature, The Valet. Starring Eugenio Derbez and Samara Weaving, it premiered on Hulu on May 20. The movie is a remake of the 2006 French film The Valet. In the new version, a movie star (Weaving) enlists a Mexican parking valet (Derbez) at a Beverly Hills restaurant to pose as her lover to cover for her relationship with a married man.
Break+Enter served as principal visual effects provider for The Pentaverate, the new Netflix comedy series created by and starring Mike Myers. The studio was involved in the project from pre-production, with visual effects supervisor Taylor Tulip-Close leading the team in designing and executing scores of complex visuals for the series about an unlikely Canadian journalist who finds himself embroiled in a mission to uncover the truth and just possibly save the world himself.
Goldcrest Post is currently providing sound editorial and mixing for the sixth season of Billions, Showtime’s critically acclaimed and popularly received drama about power politics in the world of high finance. Supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Gregg Swiatlowski and re-recording mixer Eric Hirsch lead the sound team, as they have from the show’s first season, delivering a soundtrack that blends the show’s razor-sharp dialogue with iconic pop songs and sound effects that capture the rarified ambiance of Wall Street brokerage houses and other hangouts of the super-rich. The show was recently renewed for a seventh season.
New York Women in Film & Television is pleased to announce that 30 projects from 32 members have been officially selected for the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. The festival takes place June 8-19, both virtually and in-person in New York City.
More than 350 post-production professionals assembled last month at The Sunset Room in Hollywood to reconnect with former colleagues and celebrate the 1990s, a decade in which the industry they love changed forever. Held under the auspices of the 90s Los Angeles Post Production Veterans Facebook group, the event drew editors, colorists, sound mixers, visual effects artists, engineers, sales reps, executives and others who manned the frontlines as facilities negotiated monumental shifts in technology, workflows and business models.
Arri has unveiled the Alexa 35 digital cinema camera, a 4K Super 35 camera that the company says elevates digital cinematography to unprecedented heights. Arri’s first new sensor in 12 years builds on the evolution of the Alexa family over that period, delivering 2.5 stops more dynamic range, better low light performance, and richer colors. The new Reveal Color Science takes full advantage of the sensor’s image quality, while Arri Textures enhance in-camera creativity. Easy operation, robust build quality, new accessories, and a complete new mechanical support system round out the Alexa 35 platform.
The Göteborg Film Festival's ninth Nostradamus Report, Imagining a Sustainable Industry, was presented at the Marché du Film in Cannes. The annual report looks into the near future of the audiovisual industries through research and interviews with industry experts.
Cine Gear Expo LA is coming back, in person June 9-12, with its hallmark exhibits, film competition, seminars, screenings, and world class hobnobbing. It's the place to reconnect with colleagues, friends, and collaborators in the casual LA Cine Gear style at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Technological Cinevideo Services has relocated to expanded headquarters in New York City's booming Brooklyn Navy Yard. Double the size of their previous location, the new 20,000-plus square foot facility is designed to meet the growing needs of feature films, scripted and unscripted television, commercials and other productions working on the East Coast, and worldwide. The facility is now open.