Mike Negri, producer of the Emmy Award-winning documentary The Alpinist and the SXSW Audience Award-winning documentary The Dawn Wall, has joined 11 Dollar Bill as senior producer. Negri, who brings extensive experience in film, television, advertising and branded content, will be based out of the company’s facility in Boulder and support projects originating there and at its Chicago and Raleigh locations. 11 Dollar Bill has also hired Brenna Cherry as an assistant editor and post-production scheduler as it moves to keep pace with a surge in new projects.
Production & Post-Production
ArsenalFX Color is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an ambitious, effort to grow and extend its reach. The boutique post-production facility, which provides dailies, color, finishing and visual effects services for television and film is planning to relocate to a new, standalone facility in Santa Monica. Additionally, having successfully operated a satellite facility in Atlanta for the past five years, it intends to open new satellite operations in production centers around the U.S. and Canada with one slated to open in Albuquerque, New Mexico this fall. It will offer dailies and post services for television and film productions operating in the state.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors has announced that the 70th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony will take place on February 26, 2023, in Los Angeles.
In Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, the latest feature film installment in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling, professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines? To bring this epic tale to life, the filmmakers brought in award-winning visual effects studio, Digital Domain.
MTI Film’s has announced a new feature for Cortex Enterprise: a tool for frame-rate conversion. Scheduled for release this month, the tool leverages artifical intelligence-assisted machine vision technology to automate the process of converting content to a different frame rate while avoiding artifacts caused by camera motion.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is spin-off from Star Trek: Discovery and a prequel to Star Trek: The Original Series, Strange New Worlds follows Captain Christopher Pike and the crew of the USS. Enterprise. Cinematographer Glen Keenan, CSC, wanted to give the show the most organic, non-studio look to convince the audience they were seeing a real location.
Animate BootCamp, a creative innovation company, has launched in Syracuse with a mission to provide education and workforce development initiatives, offering professional level training in animation and visual effects. Co-founder and key mentor Dean Lyon has relocated to Syracuse to lead the program.
The American Film Institute has announced a call for applicants for the 2022 Cinematography Intensive for Women presented by Panavision. Returning after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the four-day program will be held on the AFI Campus in Los Angeles on Friday, July 15 through Monday, July 18. Designed for aspiring cinematographers, the goal of the program is to provide participants with a toolkit to secure on-set experience in the field and first-hand industry insights demonstrating the path to professional career success.
The call for entries is now open for the HPA Engineering Excellence Award. The award recognizes the companies and individuals who have created breakthrough technologies in media, content production, finishing, distribution, and archive. The 2022 submission period runs through June 24. Judging will again take place online, in July.
Stephen Arnold Music supported the rebranding of WETA PBS, the flagship public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital, by creating its first-ever sonic brand. The classically inspired sonic signature, featuring a modern, upbeat sound performed on piano and strings, will be used alongside new visual branding on WETA and each of its five sub-channels (WETA-HD, WETA UK, PBS KIDS, WORLD and WETA METRO) as well as the popular WETA Classical superpower radio station.