The American Film Institute is accepting applications for the 2023 Cinematography Intensive for Women presented by Panavision. The four-day program will be held on the AFI Campus in Los Angeles on June 22–25. Designed for aspiring cinematographers, the goal of the program is to provide participants with a toolkit to secure on-set experience in the field and first-hand industry insights demonstrating the path to professional career success.
Production & Post-Production
Sony has unveiled a new virtual production tool set to help improve pre-production and on-set workflows. The new tool set works with the Sony Venice camera, Crystal LED and other HDR-enabled LED walls to improve performance and help solve common virtual production challenges such as color matching and moiré to enhance in-camera visual effects.
Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture is an internationally known, leading nonprofit dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. New to MoPOP this year is the world premiere exhibition, Hidden Worlds: The Films of Laika, a partnership with the award-winning animation studio Laika, which was founded in Oregon in 2005 by president and CEO, Travis Knight.
Celebrating its 16th anniversary, the Los Angeles Brazilian International Film Festival will take place October 23 at the new The Culver Theater in Culver City, California. An Opening Night Gala will kick-off the festival with a red-carpet event and a premiere film followed by a cocktail party.
Sony has added a new camera to its Cinema Line – the FX30. The FX30 is a 4K Super 35 compact cinema camera that offers many professional features of the Cinema Line, such as Dual Base ISO, Log shooting modes, and user imported look up tables at a price point that the company thinks will appeal to many aspiring filmmakers.
Sony Electronics is launching the BVM-HX3110, a premium 30.5-inch 4K high dynamic range professional monitor for critical evaluation, color grading, and post-production. It features a Sony-designed dual layer anti-reflection LCD panel with Sony proprietary signal processing, supporting a peak luminance of up to 4000cd/m while maintaining deep blacks.
The Trusted Partner Network, a global, industry-wide content security initiative and community network fully owned by the Motion Picture Association, has named Kari Grubin membership services director.
Over the course of 31 movies, seven live-action episodic series and a handful of animated and standalone projects, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has introduced some of the most interesting – and bizarre – villains ever seen on screen. With the arrival of Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and the introduction of its eagerly anticipated Phase Five, the MCU unveils arguably its most unusual villain yet with M.O.D.O.K., a five-foot-tall flying face. Bringing M.O.D.O.K. to life was the challenge presented to the visual effects studio Digital Domain.
The American Film Institute has announced that Todd Hitchcock will oversee the national programming team tasked with programming the 37th annual AFI Fest in Los Angeles. Hitchcock was recently named to the position of director of the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.
The SFFilm festival in San Francisco has announced the feature film BlackBerry from co-writer and director Matthew Johnson is the 2023 recipient of the SFFilm Sloan Science on Screen Prize, an award that celebrates the compelling depiction of scientific themes or characters in a narrative feature film.