A trained pianist and saxophonist who studied music production at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Phil McGowan, CAS, knows a thing or two about the perfect piece of music. After having dabbled in writing and composing music, McGowan soon found that his true passion was in mixing and engineering, and he moved across the country to focus on score mixing. Today, McGowan can be found mixing, recording and engineering from his studio – McGowan Soundworks, where he works on highly popular TV shows, films and video games, such as Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War.
Production & Post-Production
Filmmaker and explorer Michael Muller has made what he believes is a first-of-kind underwater virtual reality project featuring nine episodic short films. The series, entitled Into the Now, offers a revolutionary, stereoscopic virtual-reality experience that explores the most spectacular events in marine life, what Muller calls "the holy grail of diving.”
Hula Post provided Avid systems, technical support, creative space, and remote editing solutions for Walt Disney Pictures’ live-action Cruella recently released in theaters and simultaneously on Disney+. Tatiana S. Riegel, ACE, edited the long-awaited feature.
The Genius 100 Foundation is joining Cosmic Pictures as executive producers on their upcoming film, Einstein’s Incredible Universe for Imax and giant screens.
The 21st annual Golden Trailer Awards ceremony will be live streamed from the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greenville, Tennessee on July 22. It is an unconventional ceremony that honors excellence in movie marketing, and this year is dedicated in appreciation of all the medical professionals, first responders and frontline workers who kept the country functioning throughout the COVID-19 economic shutdown. The ceremony will be live streamed for industry and film fans alike.
New York Women in Film & Television is proud to present the 2021 NYWIFT Summit: The Creative Industry Radically Reimagined, June 22-25 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm EDT. The annual NYWIFT Creative Workforce Initiative brings together some of the most unique and diverse voices of women working in the entertainment industry to establish forward-moving strategies to create change and mobilize support and leadership for the future.
The 2021 Hollywood Professional Association Awards call for entries for creative categories has opened. For over fifteen years, the HPA Awards have recognized the creative brilliance of the HPA community, honoring artistry in color grading, editing, sound, and visual effects in feature film, episodic, and commercials. A sought-after honor, the HPA Awards have recognized the most compelling and important work from around the world.
Goldcrest Post has appointed Phil Poli director of engineering. A 20-year industry veteran, Poli will be responsible for overseeing, maintaining, and developing technology and infrastructure for the facility. Technology strategy will also be part of his remit.
The next edition of Post Break, the free webinar series from the Post New York Alliance, will host Erik Weaver, from the Entertainment Technology [email protected] University of Southern California, for an in-depth look at The Ripple Effect, a new live-action, sci-fi short film designed to test-cutting edge virtual production technologies and remote workflow solutions.
Prasad Corporation, which calls itself one of the world’s largest post-production houses, has named Mark Smirnoff president for North America and made him responsible for sales and operations.