The movie’s budget was ultra-low, the shooting schedule just 21 days, and the studio mostly the mean streets and cramped tenements of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Add a first-time director/screenwriter who is also portraying the film’s main character, and it was clear that making Straight Outta Tompkins presented multiple challenges.
Four years ago John DeBoer, chief operating officer of Toronto-headquartered SIM Digital sensed that the rental house business model needed to evolve.
Colorfront has appointed Bill Feightner as its new chief technology officer.
Hollywood-based production studio Ingenuity Engine recently relied on Cospective’s video review tool Frankie to help finish a three-part television commercial campaign for Virgin Holidays.
The Hungarian FilmLab (Magyar Filmlabor), Hungary’s largest provider of film laboratory and post-production services, has purchased an MTI Film Cortex::Dailies system to service feature and television productions working in Hungary and throughout Europe.
Venture 3D used Signiant’s Media Shuttle as its primary file transfer solution during production of Metallica’s latest cinematic venture, Metallica: Through the Never, which premiered in Imax 3D on September 27 and will premier in theaters everywhere on October 4.
Doremi has upgraded its software-mastering suite, CineAsset, to incorporate all of Doremi’s essential workflow tools including CineExport and CinePlayer into one suite.
Hula Post Production provided 3D editorial gear and space for Metallica: Through the Never, the new feature-length 3D concert film released worldwide this month by Picturehouse.
It was a challenging assignment even for a veteran shooter of car commercials. A major ad agency for a leading automaker asked cinematographer Dana Christiaansen if he could shoot three full commercials in 48 hours on the streets of Atlanta. The spots would include nighttime car-to-car photography of a moving vehicle, close-ups of a celebrity spokesman at the wheel and scripted vignettes. Christiaansen’s solution was to rely on the Canon EOS C300 digital cinema camera.
Codex is demonstrating new products, including Codex Review, Vault 2 and Data Logger One at the International Broadcasters Convention in Amsterdam.