Production & Post-Production

Dolby Names Behlmer Senior VP Content Solutions and Industry Relations

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:06 -- Nick Dager

Dolby Laboratories today announced that cinema-industry veteran Curt Behlmer is joining Dolby as senior vice president of content solutions and industry relations, reporting to Doug Darrow, senior vice president, cinema. Behlmer and his team will advance and evangelize the possibilities of cinema sight and sound, starting with Dolby Atmos audio, making sure that Dolby technologies fit well into content workflows and are embraced by the industry.

Finding Authentic Stories for Nonfiction Films

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:35 -- Nick Dager

Mark Mooney’s Crescent Moon Pictures, located outside of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina focuses primarily on shooting resort and high-end residential community development. “We’ve found an emotional approach to our programs and projects, which reflect what we call the authentic story of a place and why it is the place to live or visit,” he says.

Red Studios Installs Maxx Digital Evo 6G Media Server

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:28 -- Nick Dager

HGST, a Western Digital company, and Maxx Digital have announced that Red Studios Hollywood has deployed the Maxx Digital Evo 6G 16-bay rack mount media server. The server is powered by 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 enterprise-class hard disk drives and configured with ATTO Raid controller to support capacity, bandwidth and performance needs for streaming and “screening” next-generation 4K, 5K and 6K high-resolution files.

Recreating an Iconic Moment from the Civil Rights Era

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:11 -- Nick Dager

Re-creating the past can be challenging for filmmakers, especially when tasked to duplicate the look of a particular time in history for a period movie. Add a tight budget, cramped locations, and underwater photography, and you have the situation James Chressanthis, ASC, faced as cinematographer for the movie The Watsons Go to Birmingham. Based on the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, the film depicts a fictional family’s 1963 road trip intersecting with an actual terrorist bombing during the civil-rights era.

Target Goes Green at Hollywood Center Studios

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 15:56 -- Nick Dager

A new series of ads for Target were recently shot on minimalistic all-white sets at Hollywood Center Studios and yet rank among the most environmentally friendly spots ever produced on the nearly 100-year-old lot. Virtually all of the sets, props, wardrobe, and discards (such as food waste from catering and craft services) were earmarked for reuse, recycling or composting. It’s estimated that nearly four tons of potential waste products were diverted from local landfills on these two projects due to the production’s adoption of eco-friendly production practices.

Integrating Sound into The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 15:49 -- Nick Dager

Park Road Post ProductionThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was brought to life at Park Road Post Production, New Zealand, where the production team mastered both high frame rate stereoscopic 3D at 48 frames per second and immersive Dolby Atmos sound, and integrated it all into the digital cinema package process.

The main tool they used for the task was the DVS Clipster, which allows for the world’s first implemented high frame rate DCI workflow with Dolby Atmos.

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