Some five years after achieving critical and popular praise for his debut feature, the social satire Sorry to Bother You, Boots Riley — writer, director, and acclaimed vocalist of the hip-hop group The Coup — has returned with the Prime Video original series I’m a Virgo, which shares a similar visual language and storybook world.
The Colorist Society will host a Colorist Mixer on September 16 in Amsterdam in tandem with this year’s International Broadcasters Convention.
FilmLight’s much anticipated Baselight 6.0 is now in successful beta testing with customers around the world and a step closer to being utilised by the global colorist community. Baselight 6.0 is FilmLight’s latest version of the popular Baselight grading software, helping professional colorists to realize their creative vision.
Created by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck and directed by David Mandel, the five-part miniseries White House Plumbers shines a fresh light on the real-life comedy of errors that burst out of the infamous Watergate scandal. Light Iron provided dailies and final color for the project, which reteamed cinematographer Steven Meizler and supervising colorist Ian Vertovec.
Lawrence Sher, ASC, is an American cinematographer and film director best known for his work on Joker (2019), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), War Dogs (2016), The Hangover (2009) and Garden State (2004). He has just completed filming Joker: Folie a deux – the follow up to the 2019 film which comes out in 2024. Last month he was appointed as the president of the 2023 FilmLight Color Awards jury. The winners of the award will be announced in November at EnergaCamerImage. Sher recently spoke with Digital Cinema Report via email about cinematography, about the role of color in the filmmaking process and about the color awards themselves. Here is that conversation.
FilmLight has finalized its 2023 color awards jury and appointed renowned cinematographer, Lawrence Sher, ASC, as this year’s president. Due to popular demand, the awards deadline has also been extended, with submissions now closing to the global colorist community on August 7.
Blackmagic Design and IntekTV are hosting a Colorist Mixer July 20 at 5:00 pm at the Country Club Lima Hotel in Lima, Peru as part of Blackmagic Week. Diego Yhama, CSI, founder of Estudio Roco, Bogota, and creator of the podcast Coloristas Hispanos, will host the event and give a talk on artificial intelligence-assisted color grading.
Cluster Studio, Mexico’s leading post-production studio, has re-invested in FilmLight by upgrading its pair of Baselight Two systems, supporting its move into the entertainment market as they cater to a growing amount of content being produced in the region.
Director David Cronenberg’s 1988 horror film Dead Ringers, about twin OBGYNs whose penchant for tricking others threatens to shatter their own psyches, has received a sibling of its own with the six-episode Amazon miniseries of the same name. Starring Rachel Weisz as twins Beverly and Elliot Mantle, the show tracks a similar descent into madness, but one that’s carefully distinguished as a complement to its predecessor. All throughout the series, the color red plays a key role.
Rocket Boys presents a fictionalized account of the era-defining story of physicist Homi J. Bhabha — Nobel Prize nominee and the father of India’s nuclear program — and Vikram Sarabhai — physicist, astronomer, and the brains behind India’s first national space agency. The show focuses on these two pioneers and how they worked to establish the newly independent India as a world power, through nuclear power and a presence in space.