Production & Post-Production

Scales Now in Cinemas Across Saudi Arabia

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 08:56 -- Nick Dager

After achieving critical acclaim during an award-winning tour of global film festivals, Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s feature film Scales (Sayidat Al Bahr) will be screening in cinemas in Saudi Arabia this week, after it was picked up by Saudi distributor Cinewaves Films. Viewers will be able to experience the debut film from Saudi Arabian writer-director Shahad Ameen in cinemas across Riyadh, Jeddah, Tabuk, Jizan and the Eastern Province in its first theatrical release.

Sometimes Size Really Does Matter

Wed, 11/11/2020 - 10:19 -- Nick Dager

When Gene Martin, owner of Audio Department and Sound Guy Solutions, was presented with a technical nightmare for a commercial client in the early days of COVID, his sound mixer gears started turning. With scenes being shot in separate areas around the U.S., Martin had to juggle as many as 10 different drop kit audio packages at a time. As he was on-location with the main crew in California, he also had to account for remote workflows as well as social distancing protocols.

Amazon’s Felicia Yue to Speak at Women in Technology Luncheon November 12

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 10:29 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers announced today that Felicia Yue, principal product manager at Amazon and veteran sports technology innovator, will be in conversation at the annual Women in Technology Luncheon on Thursday, November 12, presented by HPA Women in Post and SMPTE. The event takes place during the popular annual technology conference SMPTE 2020. Yue will be in conversation with Loren Nielsen and Kari Grubin, co-chairs of the HPA Women in Post Committee.

Colorist Mixer Convening Online December 12

Tue, 11/10/2020 - 08:39 -- Nick Dager

The Colorist Mixer, previously held in conjunction with NAB Show in the spring and IBC in the fall, will occur this year on December 12 as an exclusively online event. Organized by the Colorist Society International and the International Colorist Academy, the event will include keynote speakers, technical demonstrations, networking opportunities, giveaways and other events carrying on around the clock and around the globe.

Capturing the Freedom of Dance

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 10:23 -- Nick Dager

Following the lift of the first lockdown in London caused by the COVID-19 outbreak in early July, cinematographer Matteo Bangrazi and filmmaker Alfred George Bailey immediately jumped on set with the rest of their team to film the dance documentary I Still Breathe. The film is about a group of socially aware young adults who give extraordinary and deeply emotional testimonies of being black, mixed race, and white in London, England.

Streamlining the Production-Distribution Pipeline

Mon, 11/02/2020 - 10:46 -- Nick Dager

Technologist Jack Watts began his career in post-production in the Republic of Ireland. In 2013 he joined Technicolor in London where he was head of technology and development. He moved to Deluxe in London is 2015 as part of the joint venture between the two digital cinema business units at both companies. There he primarily focused on mastering solutions for digital cinema, and then eventually, the interoperable master format. There he acted as an internal consultant to the technical operations, client services and business development teams. Externally, there was also the need to consult the business’s premium studio clients.

Zellan, Howard Leaving Cooke Optics; Pugh, Van Oostrum Stepping In

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 10:20 -- Nick Dager

Cooke Optics has announced that its chairman, Les Zellan, will be stepping down from the company, and its CEO, Robert Howard, will be retiring, both effective October 31. Tim Pugh will become CEO, while Kees van Oostrum, currently a Cooke Optics board member, will become the company’s non-executive chairman.

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