Production & Post-Production

Managing Stowaway's Workflow

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 11:57 -- Meagan Keane

Netflix’s Stowaway, starring Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson and Toni Collette, follows a space mission that is headed to Mars when an unintended stowaway accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship’s life support systems. Facing dwindling resources and a potentially fatal outcome, the crew is forced to make an impossible decision.

Venom’s Sonic Mayhem

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 10:28 -- Nick Dager

Venom: Let There Be Carnage, marks Tom Hardy’s return to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters, and proves a worthy successor to the hit 2018 original through its imaginative storytelling, outstanding performances, breakthrough visual effects and superb, action-packed soundtrack.

An Unsettling Score

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 10:13 -- Nick Dager

The composing duo of Adam Robl and Shawn Sutta recently scored the original soundtrack for Grasshoppers, award-winning LA-based filmmaker Brad Bischoff’s directorial feature film debut. An Official Selection of the 18th Annual BendFilm Festival in the narrative category, the emotionally charged drama recently made its world premiere at the event. The director, a native of Chicago, shot the film in the city’s suburbs.

Göteborg Film Festival Returning with Live Screening

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 10:00 -- Nick Dager

The Nordic region's largest film festival is happy to return to the cinemas in Göteborg next year. Due to the pandemic, the 2021 edition of Göteborg Film Festival became a digital event. The digital edition turned out to be a great audience success with visitors from all over the country. Therefore, Göteborg Film Festival 2022 will show films both in cinemas and online from January 28 through February 6, 2022.

EGA Finds Localization Issues Hampering Creative Community

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 09:54 -- Nick Dager

The Entertainment Globalization Association has released a report on consumer viewing habits of localized content versions. The EGA, working in part with Whip Media, surveyed more than 15,000 consumers from France, Italy, Germany, and Spain (FIGS) regarding their viewing habits on streaming platforms. The overall findings indicate that 61 percent of respondents encountered poor localization quality on a monthly basis, and perhaps more concerning, that nearly 65 percent have stopped watching a movie or TV show in the last year as a result.

PGA, Google Announce The Short Film Project

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 09:40 -- Nick Dager

The Producers Guild of America and Google have announced up to two $50,000 grants as part of The Short Film Project presented by the Producers Guild and Google. This opportunity is offered exclusively to PGA Create Fellows from its recent scripted lab for emerging and mid-career creative producers from backgrounds underrepresented in the industry. This new opportunity extends Google’s previously announced lead sponsorship of the PGA Create lab.

Arcadian, MTI Partner on Workflow Issues for Content Delivery

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 09:34 -- Nick Dager

Southern California-based Arcadian is a specialist in creating and managing workflows to produce streaming content. It offers expertise in transcoding and interoperable media format packaging, ensuring that content is ready for delivery to consumers according to the specific protocols, formats and packaging requirements of individual streaming services. The workhorse tool the company uses to accomplish that task is Cortex from MTI Film.

My First Job in Film Launches in North America

Mon, 11/01/2021 - 11:09 -- Nick Dager

The UK-based career planning service My First Job in Film, which is focused on aspiring film and television industry professionals, has launched in North America. It helps students and others get a foot in the door in the entertainment industry through a wealth of career planning tools and access to short- and long-term employment opportunities and internships across a range of production and post-production roles. Begun in 2011, the company’s UK program has successfully helped hundreds of aspirants embark on industry career paths.

The Chilling Sounds of Madness

Mon, 11/01/2021 - 11:03 -- Nick Dager

While it begins as a “dull, dark and soundless day,” the famous Edgar Allen Poe short story, The Fall of the House of Usher, is anything but boring or quiet. In fact, the chilling tale of Roderick Usher, a man living alone, seemingly descending into madness, comes to life in the upcoming horror/thriller film 3 Days Rising. As the film’s gruesome story unravels, sound plays a pivotal role in telling the tale. But that was not without its challenges.

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