Over the course of 31 movies, seven live-action episodic series and a handful of animated and standalone projects, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has introduced some of the most interesting – and bizarre – villains ever seen on screen. With the arrival of Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and the introduction of its eagerly anticipated Phase Five, the MCU unveils arguably its most unusual villain yet with M.O.D.O.K., a five-foot-tall flying face. Bringing M.O.D.O.K. to life was the challenge presented to the visual effects studio Digital Domain.
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The American Film Institute has announced that Todd Hitchcock will oversee the national programming team tasked with programming the 37th annual AFI Fest in Los Angeles. Hitchcock was recently named to the position of director of the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.
The SFFilm festival in San Francisco has announced the feature film BlackBerry from co-writer and director Matthew Johnson is the 2023 recipient of the SFFilm Sloan Science on Screen Prize, an award that celebrates the compelling depiction of scientific themes or characters in a narrative feature film.
For as long as he could remember, Timothy Scott Bogart dreamed of making a movie about his father’s life. Neil Bogart was the co-founder of Casablanca Records, the label behind such iconic artists as Donna Summer, Kiss, Parliament, Village People, and more. The younger Bogart’s friend, cinematographer Byron Werner knows the story well.
Sony Electronics is adding a new model to its Spatial Reality Display portfolio with the addition of the ELF-SR2. At 27 inches, Sony says the larger 4K option provides highly realistic, three-dimensional content without the use of special glasses or virtual reality headsets.
Canon’s EOS R5 C has been added to Netflix’s list of approved cameras. This allows filmmakers to use Canon’s full-featured, hybrid full-frame mirrorless camera for Netflix productions.
Digital Film Technology has developed a prototype version of Smart Motion WetGate, developed for DFT Polar HQ and planned for release later this year. The DFT Polar HQ, which was developed specifically for film archives, scans up to a maximum of 9.3K resolution in native RGB. The scanner has a modular design which can flex and grow as user needs and technology changes over time.
IMDb and Fabric, a leader in metadata management for media and entertainment catalogs, today announced a new solution that allows M&E companies to seamlessly enrich their catalogs using robust entertainment data sets from IMD
Big Bamboo Post, Hawaii’s first Dolby-certified audio post-production studio, has opened on Maui. Founded by veteran sound engineers Johnny Wilson and Bennett Yashon, the studio offers sound design, sound editorial, automatic dialogue replacement, mixing, original music composition, and Foley.
The growing demand for high-quality virtual production, integration of systems, and development of efficient workflows has left many creatives and corporations searching for a reliable, global partner. To address this need, Arri is elevating its Arri Solutions division to become its own business unit and has established two new senior management positions.