Production & Post-Production

“A Movie We See with Our Ears”

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:14 -- Nick Dager

This week, the Motion Picture Sound Editors will present George Miller with its annual Filmmaker Award, the organization’s highest honor. The Australian director is being recognized for a diverse body of work that includes Happy Feet (an Academy Award-winner for Best Animated Feature), Babe: A Pig in the City and Lorenzo’s Oil, as well as Mad Max and its three sequels. Miller has called his masterpiece, Mad Max: Fury Road, “A movie we see with our ears.”

Goldcrest Hires Colorist Steve Beganyi

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:05 -- Nick Dager

Goldcrest Post has added colorist Steve Beganyi to its team of senior artists. Bringing more than 20 years of post-production experience, much of it centering on documentary films and television series, Beganyi joins a department dedicated to sound and picture finishing for docs. His recent credits include Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury for CNN and My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman for Netflix.

Vitec Group Acquires Quasar Science

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 08:54 -- Nick Dager

The Vitec Group has acquired Quasar Science, a leading LED lighting technology provider. The business will become part of the Group’s Production Solutions Division alongside Litepanels the award-winning supplier of LED lighting panels for television lighting and cinematography acquired by the Group in 2008.

Streamland Media to Acquire Sim Post-Production Business

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 09:05 -- Nick Dager

Streamland Media has announced that it is acquiring Sim Video International’s post-production business. The company says the strategic acquisition builds upon Streamland’s outstanding roster of artists and expands its technical portfolio by increasing its unscripted and scripted content offerings in North America. The acquisition bolsters Streamland’s existing presence in Los Angeles and Vancouver and gives the company a substantial footprint in New York City to provide exceptional picture and sound finishing.

AI Tech Company DGene Opens L.A. Office

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 09:00 -- Nick Dager

DGene, a Silicon Valley and Shanghai-based developer of artificial intelligence technology, has launched operations in Los Angeles. The company is creating software and services that it says can leverage artificial intelligence and computer vision for entertainment content creation. According to the company, DGene offers proprietary solutions for virtual production, visual effects, digital restoration, volumetric and holographic capture, and the creation of virtual actors and digital influencers

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