Production & Post-Production

VFX Studio Milk Opens French Office

Tue, 12/13/2022 - 09:26 -- Nick Dager

The award-winning visual effects studio Milk is opening a new studio in Bordeaux, France in January 2023. Leading the creative team and head of studio will be Milk VFX supervisor Andy Morley, who has been operating out of France for the last year. He will work with his extensive network of VFX talent in France and across Europe in addition to developing his relationships with key schools and universities to access the best emerging talent.

Moving from Stage to Screen

Mon, 12/12/2022 - 09:15 -- Nick Dager

Cinematographer Tat Radcliffe, BSC, chose the Cooke S7/i prime lens range paired with a Sony Venice to shoot the much-anticipated Netflix film adaptation of Matilda the Musical. Although it was important to stay true to the spirit of the stage show the team had to calibrate any sense of artificial stage.

MTI Films Releases Cortex v5.5

Mon, 12/12/2022 - 09:05 -- Nick Dager

MTI Film has released Cortex v5.5, a major update to its widely used family of transcoding and workflow solutions. The new version introduces two groundbreaking options, MTai Frame Rate Conversion and MTai Super Resolution Uprez, which apply artificial intelligence to two common tasks, leading to dramatically improved results.

Amazon Opens Virtual Production Stage

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 11:19 -- Nick Dager

Amazon Studios has officially opened Stage 15, its new virtual production stage, and the formation of the new Amazon Studios Virtual Production department. The stage combines two former stages to accommodate an LED wall that is 80 feet in diameter and 26 feet tall. The first feature film to shoot on the new Stage 15 will be the family holiday comedy Candy Cane Lane, directed by Reggie Hudlin and starring Eddie Murphy.

Spain’s Hemisfèric Theatre Installs Christie Laser Projection

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 09:30 -- Nick Dager

The Hemisfèric, part of the cultural and scientific complex at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain, has installed a Christie CP4450-RGB pure laser cinema projector in its main theatre. It is the biggest screen of its kind in Spain, with a concave dome covering 900 square meters (9687 square feet) and 24 meters (79 feet) in diameter. Christie’s partner Ingevideo installed the projector.

AMIA Conference Being Held December 7-9 in Pittsburgh

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 09:20 -- Nick Dager

The 32nd edition of the annual Association of Moving Image Archivists conference is back in person and back in Pittsburgh for the first time since 2016. From December 7-9 at the Omni William Penn Hotel, more than 500 professionals and supporters will gather to discuss the most recent developments in archival technology, sustainable ways of preserving media, and the simple tools being used to save some of the most at-risk moving images around the world.

Russell Crowe Directs Himself in Poker Face

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 10:52 -- Nick Dager

For award-winning cinematographer Aaron McLisky, ACS, and for Academy Award winning director, co-writer, and leading actor Russell Crowe, shooting the psychological thriller Poker Face came down to two things: achieving a modern look that maintained a painterly quality as well as choosing the right aspect ratio to capture the ensemble cast in a single frame. One other challenge on the set was having a director who was also the leading actor.

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