Production & Post-Production

Strategies for Future-Proofing Media Archives

Tue, 01/16/2024 - 09:23 -- Jonathan Morgan

Preserving media assets is critical. Archiving media content not only enables assets to be remonetized, but it also empowers content creators to maximize viewer engagement and drive consumer satisfaction. Historically, the cinema industry has found media archiving challenging, with real-world instances of movie libraries on tape going up in flames, the wrong files being deleted, and critical security issues.

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SOC Exhibit Goes Behind-the-Scenes

Mon, 01/15/2024 - 09:01 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Camera Operators has announced the premiere of its photography exhibition, Delivering the Image: Operators and Crew Answering the Challenge. The showcase will take center stage at the upcoming SOC Awards Show on February 24 at the Directors Guild of America, Hollywood, California providing an exclusive opportunity for attendees to personally view and acquire one-of-a-kind works by renowned photographers and past SOC Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees Phillip V. Caruso, Peter Iovino, Bruce McBroom, and JoJo Whilden.

Barco to Receive Oscar for its Laser Projection System

Fri, 01/12/2024 - 09:51 -- Nick Dager

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, known for the Oscars, has bestowed the Barco team with the Scientific and Engineering Academy Award for their contribution to the design and development of laser projection in cinema. The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards honor individuals and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant and lasting ways to motion pictures.

Sphere Discusses its Unique Camera

Thu, 01/11/2024 - 11:45 -- Nick Dager

Sphere Entertainment today revealed new details on its work with STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, to create the world’s largest image sensor for Sphere’s Big Sky camera system. Big Sky is the groundbreaking, ultra-high-resolution camera system being used to capture content for Sphere, the next-generation entertainment medium in Las Vegas.

Creating the World of The Marvels

Wed, 01/10/2024 - 12:07 -- Nick Dager

For The Marvels, the new superhero adventure from Marvel Studios, Rising Sun Pictures was tasked with creating a vast city on the planet Hala, home to the Kree Empire and its artificial intelligence ruler, the Supreme Intelligence. Artists created both a representation of the futuristic city at the height of its power, and as a devastated ruin. The studio also produced the film’s awe-inspiring opening and closing sequences showing the luminous implosion and miraculous rebirth of Hala’s sun.

Sean Dunckley Joins Goldcrest Post as Senior Colorist

Wed, 01/10/2024 - 11:53 -- Nick Dager

Goldcrest Post has named Sean Dunckley senior colorist. A highly accomplished post-production veteran, Dunckley brings more than 130 credits spanning features, streaming and broadcast. Recent projects include MGM’s critically acclaimed feature Bottoms, the Max Original crime thriller Tokyo Vice and the Apple TV+ teen comedy Dickinson. At Goldcrest, he will focus on high quality studio and independent features, streaming productions, and broadcast series.

Sailing a Computer-Generated World

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 09:52 -- Nick Dager

Rising Sun Pictures delivered more than 170 visual effects shots for the first season of One Piece, the Netflix adventure series about the young pirate Monkey D. Luffy and his ragtag crew on a quest for treasure and glory. The studio’s work centered on the fantastical array of naval and pirate ships featured in the show, a live action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s immensely popular manga.

Animating Miss Minutes

Tue, 01/02/2024 - 09:52 -- Nick Dager

Rising Sun Pictures was a key visual effects provider for season two of Loki, the hugely popular series from Marvel and Disney+. The studio’s primary role was to animate Miss Minutes, an artificial intelligence driven character in the form of an orange clock who appears throughout the series, spreading propaganda on behalf of the Time Variance Authority, the organization that monitors timelines in the multiverse. RSP worked under the supervision of Marvel visual effects supervisors Christopher Townsend and Sandra Balej and visual effects producer Allison Paul.

Celebrated Indie Film Bushman Restored

Tue, 01/02/2024 - 09:43 -- Nick Dager

A new 4K restoration of David Schickele’s Bushman (1971) will make its North American debut this year, marking the first time in decades that this celebrated landmark of American independent cinema will be widely available. Overseen by the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and The Film Foundation, the restoration will be distributed worldwide in all media by Milestone Films and Kino Lorber. Funding for the restoration was provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation, with additional support provided by Peter Conheim, Cinema Preservation Alliance.

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