Cooke Optics is planning to launch a new zoom lens at EnergaCamerImages 2002 November 12-19 in Totun, Poland and is offering cinematographers the chance to try that, the new Varotal/i FF and S8/i FF ranges, and a selection of other lenses.
Production & Post-Production
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 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.
Fancy House of Visual Effects in New York has appointed two highly accomplished visual effects veterans to its senior team. Janine Conway joins the studio as senior producer, helping to oversee production and business development. Chris Green becomes compositing supervisor, focusing on visual effects for features and television.
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.
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.
The Boston International Kids Film Festival returns for its 10th annual weekend dedicated to films for kids, by kids, and about kids. Featuring workshops, panel discussions and nearly 80 films from a dozen different countries, BIKFF will run November 18-20 at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown.
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.
Created by Saturday Night Live alums Fred Armisen and Julio Torres along with fellow comedian Ana Fabrega, the Spanish-language comedy series Los Espookys follows a crew of millennials from Mexico who participate in the ever-growing gig economy through their shared passion for all things horror.
BlueStar Studios today announced plans for a 53-acre production campus in Forest Park, Georgia, with purpose-built stages available in the Atlanta metropolitan area starting next summer. Offering more than 600,000 square feet of production and office space, the campus will include 18 stages ranging from 5,000 square feet to more than 40,000 square feet.