Production & Post-Production

Ghost VFX Artists Win Emmy for Star Trek: Discovery Episode Su’Kal

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 11:03 -- Nick Dager

Ghost VFX artists received a 2021 Emmy for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Single Episode for the Star Trek: Discovery installment Su’Kal. Led by supervising producer / lead VFX supervisor Jason Michael Zimmerman, the Emmy-winning Ghost team included VFX supervisor Ivan Kondrup Jensen and VFX producer Kristen Prahl. Also taking home Emmys were VFX supervisor Ante Dekovic, VFX producer Aleksandra Kochoska, lead VFX artist Charles Collyer, and on set VFX supervisor Alexander Wood.

PNYA Post Break to Explore Color Science

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 10:33 -- Nick Dager

Feature film and episodic imaging scientist Matthew Tomlinson and media workflow specialist Lucas Andrei will discuss color science and its application to traditional visual effects pipelines in the next edition of Post Break, the free webinar series from Post New York Alliance. The session is slated for Thursday, October 14th at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Cherokee Nation Film Office, OSU-Tulsa Partner to Expand Film Education

Mon, 10/11/2021 - 10:29 -- Nick Dager

The Cherokee Nation Film Office and Oklahoma State University-Tulsa are partnering to build educational opportunities and support Oklahoma’s rapidly expanding film industry. OSU-Tulsa is currently expanding its public, noncredit workshops for screenwriting, filmmaking, and production skills with a for-credit film program in development that will create a new, state-of-the-art, hands-on learning experience at OSU-Tulsa.

HPA Announces Creative Awards Nominees

Wed, 10/06/2021 - 11:55 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association Awards Committee has announced the nominees for the 2021 HPA Awards creative categories. The awards honor outstanding achievement and artistic excellence by both individuals and teams. Returning to an in–person event this year, the winners of the creative category honors will be presented in a live gala November 18 at the historic Hollywood Legion Theater. In keeping with health and safety protocols, the HPA Awards gala will require proof of vaccination to attend.

Draken Film Launches Bad Movie Index

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 11:55 -- Nick Dager

What happens if you compare the streaming giants’ top movies with their ratings on major movie rating sites? The Bad Movie Index, created by Draken Film, the Swedish streaming service for quality cinema, was created to inspire people to broaden their film taste with what the service believes is the first-ever moving subscription price.

AI and the Making of Ta Lo

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 11:50 -- Nick Dager

In its latest project for Marvel Studios, Rising Sun Pictures delivered nearly 300 visual effects shots for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. RSP’s work centered on the creation of a vast, computer-generated environment representing a village called Ta Lo and its jungle environs. In the process the company developed a novel technique for facial replacement using artificial intelligence.

SMPTE Hollywood to Discuss the State of Drone Technology

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 11:14 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will offer a revealing glimpse into the state of drone technology and artistry at its October virtual meeting. A panel of experts in the use of drones in film and television production will discuss the latest advances and future innovations in airborne camera systems. Free and open to all, the virtual event will take place on October 7 at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Zoom.

Cooke Optics Appoints Flynn as a Non-Executive Director

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 11:07 -- Nick Dager

Cooke Optics has announced the appointment of media industry veteran Roger Flynn as a new non-executive director to its board of directors. Flynn is an investor and non-executive director in media, technology, and travel businesses following a successful executive career in several international organizations, including CEO of BBC Ventures, commercial director of Virgin’s Media division, and president international of SDI Media Group.

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