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Voice Actors Chosen to Host 68th Annual MPSE Awards Show

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 08:20 -- Nick Dager

Acclaimed voice actors Kelly Stables and David Cowgill will host the 68th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Stables and Cowgill will be joined by presenters from around the world in honoring outstanding achievement in sound editing across 22 categories, spanning motion pictures, television, animation, computer entertainment, and student work.

Panasonic, Cinematographer Ed Lachman Release EL Zone Exposure Tool

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 08:16 -- Nick Dager

Working with cinematographer Ed Lachman, ASC, well known for his work on award-winning films including Erin Brockovich, Far from Heaven and Carol, Panasonic has created a new exposure map tool EL Zone, as part of the VariCam firmware version 9.0 update. The new tool is designed to assist in the shooting process and to provide even more precise exposure control.

Animation Company Laika Expands into Live Action with Seventeen

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 08:04 -- Nick Dager

The award-winning animation company Laika known for such films as Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings and Missing Link, is expanding into live action. The studio has optioned Seventeen, the upcoming first novel by acclaimed screenwriter John Brownlow (The Minaturist, Sylvia). Currently in production on its sixth animated feature film, Laika secured the rights in an intense bidding war and plans to adapt it as a live action project. The announcement was made by Laika president and CEO Travis Knight.

NCG Cinema Opens 26th Location

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 10:40 -- Nick Dager

NCG Cinema today unveiled their 26th location in the United States, a brand new, eight-screen theatre in Alton, Illinois. The theatre is one of the first new theatres to be constructed and open in the country following the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The new NCG Cinema Alton is designed with more than 850 ultra-plush luxury recliners and the Dolby Digital Sound experience.

Mixing Live Action with VFX

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 10:37 -- Nick Dager

Following its Netflix launch in January, Fate: The Winx Saga, the live-action TV adaptation of Nickelodeon’s animated series Winx Club quickly shot to number one in the U.S. and number three in the U.K. Cinematographer Frida Wendel FSF shot the series. As Wendell put it, one of her considerations during the live action shoot was how to play around with the visual effects.

Making Each Moment Count

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 10:47 -- Nick Dager

For the new independent drama Mayday, Goldcrest Post senior colorist Marcy Robinson worked with director Karen Cinorre, in her feature debut, and cinematographer Sam Levy to hone a unique visual language for a one-of-a-kind story that blends fantasy and reality in colorful and unexpected ways.

Post Tremors

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 10:41 -- Nick Dager

Pace Pictures provided complete post-production services for Tremors: Shrieker Island, the latest installment in the cult horror franchise about giant, worm-like creatures that prey on humans.

Rising Sun Acquires New Space to Meet Production Demand

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 10:33 -- Nick Dager

Buoyed by a boom in motion picture and series production, and commitments from multiple international film productions and streaming series Rising Sun Pictures has expanded by taking charge of the building next to its main studio located in Pulteney Street in Adelaide. The new 5,167 square-foot space, which was acquired to house additional staff, includes a cinema-style screening room, sound proofed meeting and review facilities, and a workspace for up to 80 artists.

Gorilla Adopts MTI Film Cortex Enterprise Mastering, Validation System

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 10:24 -- Nick Dager

Cardiff-based film and video post-production house Gorilla has chosen an MTI Film Cortex Enterprise mastering and validation system for a new 4K high dynamic range mastering suite at its recently expanded GloWorks facility. Supplied by MTI Film distribution partner Big Pic Media, the Cortex forms part of Gorilla's investment in new 4K HDR technology.

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