Mixed frame rate media has become a common headache in the post-production profession. With the abundance of affordable cameras now available on the market, and more filmmakers producing their own content using a variety of methods, post-production facilities must not only stay relevant, but also stay flexible to the clients needs when delivering projects. All of this was top of mind when Burbank based AlphaDogs Post Production recently completed post on the feature documentary FrackNation.
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In anticipation of the mass adoption of 4K/Ultra High Definition technology worldwide, New York’s Digital Arts has opened what it is calling the first true-4K post production facility on the East Coast.
The Colonie’s Joe Clear has edited a new spot for The Beef Council and Leo Burnett that celebrates the time-honored traditions of the backyard barbecue.
The Board of Governors of the American Society of Cinematographers has held its annual election to appoint its new slate of officers. Richard Crudo will serve as president.
Shotgun Software has released Shotgun Version 5.0, which encompasses production tracking, scheduling, review and approval, helping modern production pipelines run as efficiently as possible and now includes a new UI and toolset designed specifically for artists and supervisors. Shotgun 5.0 also adds new tools for task tracking, review and approval, collaboration and search, and is still priced at $49 per seat, per month.
MTI Film has announced that its Cortex product line now includes full support for Sony’s recently developed XAVC recording format. XAVC is included in Cortex::Control Dailies DP, Pro, Studio and Ultimate editions and in the Stream, Pro, Studio and Ultimate editions of Cortex::Convey. Support for Sony RAW and SR Masterformats is already included in all Cortex editions including the free edition of Cortex::Control Dailies.
Directed by and written by Farzana Tipurita and produced by Chris Carr, owner of Beyond Mirrors, the short film The Other Woman depicts a life-changing encounter at a beauty salon between a wife who’s hiding her unhappiness behind Gucci shades, and a mistress who’s concealing her frustrations behind a professional facade. The film was a co-production between Mandala Films and Beyond Mirrors Ltd.
As part of Kodak’s ongoing efforts to support the motion picture film infrastructure, the company has appointed Christian Richter to the newly created role of film lab and studio relationship manager, effective immediately.
The Hollywood Post Alliance announces the opening of the Call for Entries for the Eighth Annual HPA Awards, which will take place on the evening of November 7th at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. Considered the standard bearer for excellence and innovation, the HPA Awards recognize the achievements of the individuals and companies that have contributed to groundbreaking technologies and creative excellence within the post production industry.
Recently DP Tom Guilmette took on an assignment at the top of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, nicknamed Home of the World’s Worst Weather. Guilmette was hired to capture video of meteorologists and observers working during the brutal Mt. Washington winter. The footage will be used in the Mt. Washington Observatory Museum that’s due to open summer 2014