In a project spanning nearly two years, Hula Post provided editorial systems, workflow engineering and technical support to Walt Disney Pictures for the production of The Jungle Book. Hula Post engineers set up and maintained editorial facilities at the studio’s production facility in Playa Vista; at Digital Domain, where motion capture elements were produced; and at Los Angeles Center Studios, where live action elements were captured. Additionally, it supported satellite-editing facilities at Sony Pictures Studios and Skywalker Sound, where sound work was completed.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was released last month in Dolby Cinema. That process begins with the filmmaker’s vision. The technical wizards behind the film recently sat down for an interview to discuss their roles in bringing it to the big screen.
Signiant has announced the integration of its Manager + Agents software with the Avid Interplay MAM system. Customers can now initiate accelerated file transfers from within Interplay | MAM, making it easier than ever to use the power of Signiant technology in support of global creative processes.
Facilis is now shipping FastTracker, a new, integrated application for cataloging, searching and viewing any media within TerraBlock Shared Storage Systems. The company says FastTracker offers the quickest way to find media, view it, and bring it directly into an editing application.
Technicolor PostWorks has agreed to lease 50,000-plus square feet at 1411 Broadway, a 40-story tower in Midtown Manhattan. The lease term extends beyond 2026. The new facility, set to open early this summer, will house 120-plus editing rooms available to film and television productions for rental on long- or short-term bases. The facility will be directly linked with the company’s existing downtown finishing and sound facility network.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors has announced the nominees for the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment productions.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors will honor Sam Raimi with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of the blockbuster Spider-Man features and the low-budget horror classic The Evil Dead is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. He will receive the award at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony February 27th in Los Angeles.
Spotlight, director Tom McCarthy’s powerful, new drama, tells the true story of the Boston Globe’s investigation of child molestation by Catholic priests and the subsequent cover-up by the local archdiocese. The film, released by Open Road Films, was edited by Tom McArdle in his fifth collaboration with McCarthy, dating back to 2003 and The Station Agent, the director’s feature debut. McArdle and his crew spent 10 months cutting Spotlight at PostFactoryNY’s facility, with eight months devoted to picture editing, and two to sound, music and visual effects.
The Editors’ Lounge hosted their May event where production and post-production professionals were given the opportunity to get an up close look at the latest time-saving tools from RE: Vision Effects and Venera Technologies. Editor Brady Betzel also led a discussion with an emphasis on how learning new toolsets can put film & television editors careers on the fast track. Four lucky attendees walked away with raffle prizes from Venera Technologies and a complete set of plug-ins from RE: Vision Effects at the end of the evening.
EditFest London has unveiled its daylong lineup of editors, who will take the stage at the British Film Institute's Southbank location on June 20th. EditFest, produced by American Cinema Editors, brings top-level film and television editors together to share insights and experiences in the art of editing. EditFest returns to London for the third year, providing a European audience the rare opportunity to hear, meet, and engage in conversation with some of the finest editors in the world.