Production & Post-Production

Court to Decide Ymagis Group’s Fate in September

Mon, 08/17/2020 - 08:59 -- Nick Dager

Ymagis Group has reported its consolidated financial revenue for the first six months of 2020, ending June 30, and provided an update on the receivership proceedings currently underway. Among the highlights of that period is the fact that the company’s revenues are down 48 percent, mainly due to the impact of the global pandemic as well as the anticipated decline in virtual print fee activity.

Speed Crucial in Audio Post

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 11:32 -- Nick Dager

Recording, editing, mixing and mastering engineer Ayako Yamauchi has found that turnaround speed is crucial to many of her film and television projects. Having won multiple awards for her audio post-production work, Yamauchi’s credits are filled with some of the world’s leading video games. Included among these are Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, God of War and Sekiro: The Shadow Dies Twice.

Colorist Groups Partner on New Award

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 08:44 -- Nick Dager

The Colorist Society International is joining the Independent Colourist Guild as partner and co-organizer of the newly launched Colorist Awards. The first-ever international competition focused exclusively on the craft of color, the event recognizes outstanding work by colorists across feature films, television, documentaries, commercials, music videos and shorts. Entries are being accepted now through December 31 for work first appearing in 2020. Winners will be announced in March.

PNYA to Host Videoconference on How to Get Promoted in Post

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 08:39 -- Nick Dager

Career advancement in the highly competitive world of post-production can be challenging. For the next edition of its popular weekly videoconference series Post Break, the Post New York Alliance is assembling a panel of up-and-coming and established industry professionals to share their secrets on moving up the ladder. Titled Making Moves: How to Get Promoted in Post, the free event is slated for Thursday, August 13 at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Sony Adds Enterprise Asset Management to its Ci Cloud Platform

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 11:02 -- Nick Dager

Sony Electronics Inc.’s cloud-native professional media management and collaboration platform, Ci, is expanding its feature set to include enterprise asset management. The debut of Ci Catalog enables enterprises to build and securely manage centralized libraries of rich media and make them easily accessible to stakeholders across teams, departments, divisions or companies.

New York Film and TV Production Resumes with Changes

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 09:21 -- Nick Dager

With film and television production starting to resume, visual effects companies in New York State are gearing up to capitalize on a projected boom in demand. Eager to get back to work but wanting to do so safely, producers are expected to rely more on virtual production and other visual effects techniques to reduce the need for travel, locations shoots and crowd scenes.

Truly a Coming of Age Film

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 09:39 -- Nick Dager

In the early aughts, in a small Iowa town, Alice — a student at the local Catholic high school — enjoys watching Titanic and testing her knowledge of movie titles with word scrambles played in online chat rooms. When one of her internet encounters takes an unexpected turn, she suddenly discovers there’s pleasure to be had in pleasuring oneself. Not long after, she attends a four-day Catholic retreat, where she struggles to reconcile her nascent urges with the prospect of eternal judgment

Laika Celebrates Fifteenth Anniversary

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 09:09 -- Nick Dager

Laika, the award-winning animation studio nestled in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, celebrates 15 years of bold, memorable and award-winning filmmaking this month. In 2009, its first feature film, Coraline, was named one of the American Film Institute’s Top 10 Films of the year. With its world-class filmmaking team and a commitment to make “movies that matter,” Laika pushes the boundaries of family entertainment and animated movies, redefining what stories can and should be told through the art form.

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