Production & Post-Production

MPSE Names Bruckheimer Filmmaker of the Year

Wed, 11/02/2022 - 07:28 -- Nick Dager

The Motion Picture Sound Editors will honor Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of this year’s $1.4 billion box office hit Top Gun: Maverick, with its annual Filmmaker Award. Among the most prolific and successful film and television producers of all time, Bruckheimer is responsible for such big-screen spectacles as the Pirates of the Caribbean, National Treasure, Bad Boys and Beverly Hills Cop franchises, and the hits Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, Remember the Titans, Armageddon, The Rock, Crimson Tide, Top Gun and Flashdance.

Hill Country Studios Appoints Kevin Bar Chief Operations Officer

Tue, 11/01/2022 - 12:43 -- Nick Dager

Hill County Studios, the film and television complex being developed in San Marcos, Texas, announced today it has appointed Kevin Bar as chief operations officer. With more than 15 years of industry experience, Bar joins Hill Country Studios from Netflix, where he oversaw development and operations for Netflix Studio hubs across the U.S. and Canada as a member of the global studio operations team.

Barbarian: Tethered to Reality

Mon, 10/31/2022 - 09:30 -- Nick Dager

When cinematographer Zach Kuperstein got the job to shoot writer-director Zach Cregger’s horror feature Barbarian, one of the first things he did was reach out to Light Iron senior colorist Sam Daley. The two had previously worked together on a short and three independent features — The Eyes of My Mother, The Vigil, and Paper Spiders — but their collaborations began during post, not during pre-production.

Macabre Cinema: A Haunting Experience

Mon, 10/31/2022 - 09:07 -- Nick Dager

With Halloween here, many people will add some fright for fun into their plans. Watching horror movies and going to a haunted house are popular traditions. However, Kansas City's Macabre Cinema flips the switch and takes thrill seekers from watching a scary movie to being the victim in this horror flick. The triggering fear that horror films evoke from their music, characters, and scare methods all come to life in this unique format of a haunted attraction.

VFX Studio Milk Appoints Steve MacPherson CTO

Mon, 10/31/2022 - 08:31 -- Nick Dager

The London-based visual effects studio Milk has appointed VFX industry veteran Steve MacPherson as chief technology officer. In the newly created role, MacPherson will be responsible for all of Milk’s technology strategy and operations including systems, pipeline, editorial and research and development, to support the studio as it takes on an expanding roster of premium film and episodic projects.

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