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National Film Registry Adds 25 Movies

Tue, 01/04/2022 - 10:16 -- Nick Dager

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced the annual selection of the 25 influential motion pictures to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selected for their cultural, historic, or aesthetic importance to preserve the nation’s film heritage, the newest selections include epic trilogies, major roles for Jennifer Lopez and Cicely Tyson, extraordinary, animated features, comedy and music, and films that took on racially motivated violence against people of color decades ago.

Fathom Presents Betty White Tribute

Tue, 01/04/2022 - 10:06 -- Nick Dager

Betty White, who died on December 31, 2021, and was one of America’s most beloved stars, would have turned 100 years old on January 17th. To mark that momentous milestone, Fathom Events planned to celebrate the day with a once-in-a-lifetime event: Betty White: 100 Years Young—A Birthday Celebration. What had once been seen as a joyous occasion will now be a bittersweet remembrance of a life well-lived.

DCDC Reducing Prices

Mon, 01/03/2022 - 10:31 -- Nick Dager

The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition, the world’s largest cinema satellite delivery network announced today that it will be reducing prices and lowering minimum commitments on many of its services effective January 1. The company said the sweeping pricing reductions will affect feature film, live, and event delivery for both the exhibitor and content provider communities.

Report Sees Improving Box Office

Wed, 12/15/2021 - 10:44 -- Nick Dager

With 2021 just a couple of weeks and a few blockbusters short of the finishing line, the London-based firm Gower Street Analytics decided to look ahead to what's on the horizon for next year. And, after a much stronger box office year with exhibitors, distributors, and audiences becoming more comfortable in a COVID-world, Gower Street's first global box office prediction for 2022 suggests a significant improvement over 2021.

ASC Completes StEM2 Test Packages

Wed, 12/15/2021 - 10:36 -- Nick Dager

The American Society of Cinematographers has completed its Standard Evaluation Material II project. The short film is an initiative by the organization to provide standardized viewing material designed to aid in the development and calibration of technology impacting the modern imaging chain. StEM2 test packages will be available in early 2022 to download for free in all common theatrical and home TV formats.

Disney’s Spin Shot Large Format

Wed, 12/15/2021 - 10:28 -- Nick Dager

The Disney Channel’s original musical comedy movie Spin is full of the type of color palettes expected of a story that follows Rhea, an Indian American 15-year-old – played by Avantika – who discovers her artistic side through the unique world of DJ culture, and learns she has a passion for creating mixes that blend the textures of her Indian heritage and the world around her. Cinematographer Jeremy Benning CSC and director Manjari Makijany knew from the start that they wanted the film to be shot in large format.

Webinar Reflects on the Closing of DuArt

Mon, 12/13/2021 - 10:15 -- Nick Dager

In the next edition of Post Break, the free webinar series from the Post New York Alliance, a group of industry leaders will reflect on the recently announced closure of DuArt after nearly 100 years of continuous service. Panelists David Leitner, Jane Tolmachyov, Tim Spitzer, and Bob Mastronardi will join moderator Domenic Rom to reminisce about their years with the trailblazing company and celebrate its pivotal role in shaping New York’s post-production industry. The free event is scheduled for Thursday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

Rich Aitken, Veteran Sound Mixer

Mon, 12/13/2021 - 10:03 -- Nick Dager

Scoring mixer Rich Aitken, founder and owner of Nimrod Studios, has been one of the industry’s most respected sound production professionals for nearly 25 years. Today, whether at home or on the road at studios like Abbey Road and The Empire, Aitken manages a wide array of recordings, works with composers, and provides sonically engaging mixes to bring out the best in a musical piece for film, television, or gaming.

Creating a Majestic Look for The Water Man

Wed, 12/08/2021 - 12:08 -- Nick Dager

In some of their earliest discussions about the new film The Water Man, both director, producer, and actor David Oyelowo, and cinematographer Matt Lloyd, ASC, CSC, knew that the look of the film would need to be more majestic than a spherical lens could provide. Then, Lloyd met up with Michael Koerner of Koerner Camera of Portland, Oregon, who would provide the lenses and cameras for the project.

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