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Studio Enterprise, Lightcraft Partner on Education Initiative

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:03 -- Nick Dager

Studio Enterprise has announced a partnership with Lightcraft Technology to provide students access to industry leading virtual production equipment. As a vertically integrated content company using education and training as a platform to impact the media and entertainment industry, Studio Enterprise’s partnership with Lightcraft Technology will entail equipment provision, collaborative training programs and master classes on how to shoot TV and movie productions using their real-time VFX platform Halide FX.

A History of Cinema Technology

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:58 -- Nick Dager

Cinematographer Rick Malkames has a deep connection with the history of cinema. His father and grandfather were also cinematographers and film historians. Over the years the family has amassed a collection of cameras and projectors that stretch back to the very beginning of the motion picture industy. The historic collection traces innovations in projection technology from the beginning to the present. In a short video, recently released by Samsung, Malkames walks us through his family’s history and collection and concludes with his thoughts about Samsung’s Onyx LED Cinema Screen

Finding the Magic in Film

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:53 -- Nick Dager

The new feature film Mid90s, which marks the directorial debut of Jonah Hill, tells the coming-of-age story of Stevie, a 13-year-old Los Angeles boy who seeks escape from troubles at home in the company of the friends he meets in a local skate shop. Post-production finishing for the film was completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York where colorist Alex Bickel worked directly with Hill and cinematographer Christopher Blauvelt to recreate the sun-washed look of 1990s Southern California and the taut emotional landscape of Stevie’s world

Where the Wild Things Aren’t

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:45 -- Nick Dager

Director of photography Joe Callahan recently completed principal photography on a feature-length documentary about wildlife rescue and rehabilitation in India. The documentary, aiming for premium festival berths, profiles the pioneering work of Wildlife SOS, a worldwide organization dedicated to protecting and conserving India’s natural heritage, forest and wildlife wealth. The majority of location work on the documentary (working title, Where the Wild Things Aren’t) took place last June all across India—jungles, deserts and the teeming cities of Jodhpur, Delhi and Agra.

Vettri Installs India’s First Christie RGB Laser Projector

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:37 -- Nick Dager

Vettri Theatres has become the first cinema in India to be equipped with a Christie CP4325-RGB RealLaser cinema projector. Located in Chennai, Vettri Theatres is one of the most prominent cinemas in the city’s Chrompet district with a single-screen auditorium featuring ergonomic cushion seats, three-way stage speakers and eye-catching interiors. The massive auditorium has a capacity of 776 seats and is highly popular among students, working professionals and residents in and around Chrompet district.

Volfoni's 3D Elliptical Polarization Gets US Patent

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 08:53 -- Nick Dager

Volfoni has been granted patent number 10,151,932 in the U.S. territory for its three dimensional elliptical polarization. Previous third-party cinema systems for 3D have required the use of passive 3D glasses based on either circular or linear polarization. Volfoni’s innovation instead uses passive 3D glasses based on elliptical polarization. According to the company, this not only improves the overall light efficiency and performance, but also avoids a host of other third-party choices, which specifically mandate the use of circular polarization.

Cinematic Media Opens in Mexico City

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 14:02 -- Nick Dager

Cinematic Media, a full-service post-production finishing facility focused exclusively on television and cinema content, has launched in Mexico City. Located on the lot at Estudios GGM, the new facility offers dailies, look development, editorial finishing, color grading and other services, and aims to capitalize on booming entertainment media production in Mexico and throughout Central and South America. In its first project, Cinematic Media provided finishing services for the second season of the Netflix series Ingobernable.

Technicolor, Prasad Partner on Scanning and Restoration

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 11:23 -- Nick Dager

Technicolor PostWorks New York and Prasad Corporation have formed a strategic partnership to provide full-service film scanning and digital restoration services in 8mm, Super8, 16mm, 35mm, 65mm, 2K, and 4K for archival preservation purposes for classic independent films readying for re-release.

Influx Worldwide Supporting African Exhibitors

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 11:17 -- Nick Dager

Cinema technology specialist Influx Worldwide has announced a program to make the cinema experience on the African continent more accessible, convenient and enjoyable. The program, It's Showtime for Africa, will give qualifying cinemas full access to Influx's suite of cinema guest experience technologies including ticketing websites, mobile applications, kiosks, food and beverage ordering systems and more with no financial commitment.

Venom Sound Mix Completed at Sony

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:14 -- Nick Dager

Box office hit, Venom, from Columbia Pictures, was among the first films to have its sound work completed through Sony Pictures Post Production Services’ expanded facilities on the studio lot in Culver City. Supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer/sound designer Will Files and his crew used a new theater-style sound design suite to create sound effects for the film, which stars Academy Award nominated actor Tom Hardy as both the alien symbiote Venom and its human host, Eddie Brock

Sound Lounge Expands Film and Television Division; Adds Evan Benjamin to Team

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:05 -- Nick Dager

Sound Lounge is expanding its film and television division, which provides sound editorial, ADR and mixing services for episodic television, features and documentaries. The studio is upgrading the division’s main mix stage to support editing and mixing in the immersive Dolby Atmos format. It has also added veteran supervising sound editor, designer and re-recording mixer Evan Benjamin to its team. Benjamin is best known for his work in documentaries, including the acclaimed feature documentary, RBG, about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as well as documentary series for Netflix, Paramount Network, HBO, and PBS.

Emerging Cinema Markets Set to Begin November 20

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:01 -- Nick Dager

Presented by DCS Events in association with The Big Picture and SISAY, the Turkish Exhibitors Association, the Emerging Cinema Markets 2018 conference is set to begin November 20 in Istanbul. The three-day conference will focus on the Turkish, Middle East, Central Asia, Balkans and the African markets and includes key speakers and presenters who will outline the current issues facing emerging markets.

Éclair Cinema SAS Placed in Receivership

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 09:59 -- Nick Dager

Ymagis Group has asked the Commercial Court of Nanterre to place one of the French subsidiaries of its Éclair business unit, Éclair Cinema SAS, in receivership given the performance of its activities in post-production and the restoration of cinematographic and audio-visual works. Éclair Cinema represented 5.5 percent of Ymagis Group’s revenue for the first half of 2018 and almost all losses recorded over this same period. In 2017, the subsidiary generated revenue totaling €12.4 million.

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