March 15, 2012 - Production & Post Production
Editing 3DSplice Here’s Year in Space
Splice Here's Carl Jacobs spent a large part of last year editing the new Imax film Space Junk 3D. Collaborating closely with director Melissa Butts of Melrae Pictures, the expansive project put the Splice team and the full-service post-production company to the test for the unique film, which hopes to raise awareness of the serious orbital debris issue to ensure the future of space exploration and satellite communications.
Production & Post ProductionBreakthrough on Journey 2
The USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Icon Imaging Studio, Lightstage and House of Moves collaboratively pioneered a new process to create digital doubles for the recently released Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. The mysterious island is a place few people have ever seen. It's a place of stunning beauty, strange and threatening life forms, volcanoes, mountains of gold and more than one astonishing secret. To capture the full extent of the fantastical action, digital doubles were created for the film's main actors: Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens and Luis Guzman.
In ProductionPerspectives of War
A fictionalized account of real life Navy SEAL operations, Act of Valor, in theatres nationwide, tells the story of daring covert operations and delivers a thrilling mix of stealthy tension, intense human drama, and sudden fierce combat waged by lethal heroes armed with the world’s best training and firepower. Act of Valor is a Bandito Brothers film produced and directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh and written by Kurt Johnstad. Crucial to capturing the film’s absorbing action was its use of Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR cameras. As director of photography, and now member of Canon’s Explorer of Light program, Shane Hurlbut says the film could not have been made with any other camera system.
The production industry will gather for the National Association of Broadcasters 2012 April 16-19 to see more than 1,500 exhibits and in-depth presentations.
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Luxology’s modo 601 Now Available
Luxology has announced the immediate availability of modo 601, its award-winning, artist-friendly 3D content creation software. modo 601 includes character animation, built-in dynamics, volumetric rendering, and enhanced retopology modeling tools along with a host of other new capabilities.
Obituaries now available at Diesel Books
Obituaries, a mystery novel by Nick Dager is now available at Diesel Books. The Valentine’s Day discovery of a young Asian woman’s body, found frozen in the trunk of her abandoned car, is the first of a series of seemingly random deaths that shock rural Dutchess County, Ohio. On sale for a limited time for just $.99.
JVC Introduces ProHD Portable Monitor Series
JVC Professional Products Company has introduced the DT-X71 Series of portable ProHD LCD monitors. Ideal for field and studio applications, the new seven-inch AC/DC monitors offer 1024x600 resolution with a 160-degree viewing angle – and can display 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p video signals at a variety of frame rates.
Arri CSC Offers One Stop Shop
Arri CSC has become the only one stop shop in the North Eastern sector. With locations in New Jersey and Florida, Arri CSC provides camera, lighting, grip and now on-set services to the motion picture industry.
32Ten Studios Signs New Tenants
Three initial subtenant companies have signed lease agreements and will soon relocate into the recently launched 32Ten Studios in San Rafael, California. Tim Partridge, president/CEO, and Greg Maloney, COO, of 32Ten Studios made the announcement. The new tenants include RipplFX, Jessen Productions and commercial production company GB-Films.
Video Game High School a Lighting Challenge
To produce Video Game High School, the latest feature length web series to air on Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatsch’s YouTube channel, the team needed solid, mobile and efficient lighting.
3D Visual Enterprises Acquires Meduza Systems
UK based 3D Visual Enterprises has acquired 100 percent of Meduza Systems, the Irvine, California based developer of the 3D cameras, the Meduza Titan and the Meduza MK1.
Codex Supports Arri Alexa Studio and Sony F65
Codex Digital has announced full support for the new Arri Alexa Studio. The combination of the Alexa Studio, with its 4:3 sensor and optical viewfinder, and the Codex Onboard Recorder, is currently being used on films such as Skyfall (Roger Deakins) and The Lone Ranger (Bojan Bozelli).
VW Scheich's Film Wallenda Accepted for Cleveland International Film Festival
VW Scheich's new short film about Karl Wallenda's first high wire performance has just been accepted at the Academy-Award qualifying Cleveland International Film Festival. Scheich knew that his short film Wallenda – now on the festival circuit – was an ambitious project from the beginning, since it was going to be shot against a green screen, and all of its distinctive backgrounds – a German tavern, circus tent and an opera house – were to be created in post using computer graphics.
Shows / Conferences
November 5-8, 2012
Westin Diplomat Center
June 13-15, 2012
April 23-26, 2012
September 6-11, 2012
Rai Convention Center
National Association of Broadcasters Convention 2012
April 14-19, 2012
Las Vegas Convention Center
View Conference 2012
Oct. 16-19, 2012
Centro Congressi Torino Incontra