Paul Rees, an experienced still photographer for globally respected advertising agencies and magazines, relied on his instincts as he transitioned to digital cinema to document the North American Eagle Project, a joint U.S.-Canadian initiative to challenge the world land speed record (763 mph, or Mach 1.02) for rocket-powered automobiles. Rees’ camera of choice for this task was the Canon EOS C300 digital cinema camera.
Production & Post-Production
Dolby Laboratories and Jet Tone Production have announced that award-winning director Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster will be the first Chinese movie mixed in Dolby Atmos to be shown in the United States.
Heli is also one of the first films produced by Mexico’s burgeoning independent film industry to be captured with an ArriRaw workflow based on Arri’s Alexa camera and Codex’s Onboard Recorder.
Final post-production work for the independent drama Wish You Well was recently completed at Technicolor-PostWorks in New York. Directed by Darnell Martin, the film is based on the best-selling novel by David Baldacci, who also wrote the screenplay. Set in the 1940s, it is the story of a young girl, Lou Cardinal, who goes to live with her great-grandmother in Virginia after her writer father is killed in a car accident.
32Ten Studios, San Rafael, California provided a number of practical effects for Elysium, some of which were done well before principal photography on the film even started.
Film director and cinematographer Patryk Kizny and LookyCreative assembled the 2010 short film The Chapel using motion controlled HDR time-lapse to achieve an interesting, hyper-real aesthetic.
Cache-A Corporation today announced the availability of Simul-Copy, a new LTO-tape duplication and verification capability that the company says slashes the time needed to create multiple LTO-tape copies.
Shooting in northwest Chicago, within an old 1900s box warehouse for Lauren Santee’s music video, Let Down, provided some challenges for producer/director Kevin Otterness.
Documentarian Bill Fenster — based in Phoenix, Arizona — is currently chasing Arizona gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal around the state for a new documentary.
SIM Digital recently provided production and post-production equipment, services and support for the debut season of Spun Out, a new multi-camera sit-com from CTV and Project 10 Productions.