In Annapurna Pictures’ Her, director Spike Jonze tells a story, set in the slight future, of Theodore, a complex, soulful man who becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system that promises to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Rooney Mara, and featuring the voice of Scarlett Johansson, the film has attracted extraordinary critical praise as well as Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Score and Best Original Song.
Ömheten has won The Guldbagge Award, Sweden's equivalent of the Oscars, for Best Cinematography. Director of photography Petrus Sjövik accepted the award.
While coming face-to-face with an actual Bigfoot would likely strike terror in most people, it could now potentially make you ten million dollars richer. In the new one-hour reality competition series Ten Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty, nine teams of lifelong Bigfoot bounty hunters—or sqautchers—use their skills combined with modern-day technology to track and capture this elusive beast, with one lucky team receiving a chance at 10 million dollars in cash.
AJA Video Systems has announced the availability of Io 4K, an evolution of its professional video I/O, updated and customized for Thunderbolt 2 technology and the latest 4K workflows. Io 4K connects to any Thunderbolt 2-enabled device such as the new Mac Pro, and uniquely offers an additional Thunderbolt 2 port for daisy-chaining other peripherals in supported workflows.
The Look has finished Playtime, a 70-minute, seven-screen artwork installation created by celebrated video artist Isaac Julien. Designed to explore the relevant and dramatically nuanced subject of capital, the creatively and technically challenging feat is available for viewing January 24 through March 1 at Victoria Miro Gallery in London before being showcased around the world.
Jeremy Selan, Sony Pictures Imageworks’ imaging supervisor will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for his role in developing the open source color management framework OpenColorIO.
LipSync Post provided grading, online editing, sound, VFX and titles for BBC One’s three-part drama Death Comes To Pemberley, based on P.D. James’ acclaimed sequel to the Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice. The dramas, produced by Origin Pictures for BBC One, are scheduled for broadcast on December 26-28.
The journey to your true and authentic self is something almost all people aspire to attain. Going about finding your true self however, takes a lot of courage and strength. The documentary feature Sing Over Me explores how modern-day psalmist Dennis Jernigan went from years of depression and despair while leading a double life, to becoming a writer of some of the most popular Christian songs of all time, discovering his true identity along the way.
Versatile Distribution Services today announced exclusive 4K and 2K turnkey workstations that feature Assimilate’s Scratch digital intermediate software running on HP Z820 workstations in North America and Latin America. The Scratch systems enable digital cinema and broadcast artists to generate dailies, conform, color-correct, and complete the finishing of features, documentaries, videos, and episodic TV within a real-time, integrated, user-friendly workflow.
Justin and the Knights of Valour tells the story of a young boy who becomes a man as he embarks on a quest to become a knight. Directed and written by Kandor Graphics' chief creative officer, Manuel Sicilia, the animated adventure fantasy film boasts a famous cast of European voices including Freddie Highmore, Charles Dance, Rupert Everett, Barry Humphries, David Walliams, Julie Walters and Saoirse Ronan. Antonio Banderas, who is a Kandor Graphics partner, is also the voice of character Sir Clorex, as well as producer of the film along with Marcelino Almansa, Kerry Fulton and Ralph Kamp.