LipSync Post has won a BAFTA Craft award for Sound-Fiction. The audio team won the award for its work on Steven Poliakoff’s BBC drama Dancing on the Edge. The ceremony took place at The Brewery, East London on April 27.
Production & Post-Production
Production company Ketchum Labs, a creative incubator challenging conventional entertainment models of production and distribution, and BlackBoxTV, the number one online genre channel with over 600,000 loyal fans, are launching a strategic production and distribution partnership.
SGO today announced that its flagship color grading and finishing platform, Mistika, now supports Dolby Vision technology, enabling the display of high dynamic range images with wider color gamut capabilities. SGO, working in close collaboration with Dolby, will look to make the Dolby Vision workflow capabilities available in Mistika from version 8.2, which was previewed at NAB and is due for release shortly after IBC 2014.
As part of the Tribeca Film Festival, the Dolby Institute recently brought together sound mixer Skip Lievsay and music supervisor Susan Jacobs, two award-winning filmmakers, to explore scenes from their work and to share their strategies in using sound as a storytelling tool. Glenn Kiser, an accomplished sound designer in his own right, served as moderator.
The Battle of Stalingrad, among the bloodiest and arguably one of the most strategically decisive battles in all of World War II, is vividly brought to life in Stalingrad. The recently released Russian-produced epic film effectively used iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture on numerous crowd simulation sequences created by the Moscow-based visual effects studio Main RoadIPost.
Canadian boutique post-production company Slik has invested in SGO's Mistika post-production system to expand its 4K capabilities and color grading.
Roland Systems Group in cooperation with DTS and Holophone microphones demonstrated 3D recording and monitoring for sound designers and location recordists earlier this month at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas. A challenge for sound designers in the field is monitoring the surround audio being captured. Through headphones they are able to monitor each channel of a surround image as well as a summed stereo image but not the resultant 3D image. Up until now, to truly hear what was captured in context, they had to wait until they were back in the studio playing the channels through a multi-speaker surround configuration. Now with the advent of DTS Headphone:X, sound designers can turn a pair of headphones into an impressive personal surround system.
SGO released Mistika v8 earlier this month at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas. Mistika v8 features an advanced and complete color grading toolset. Each one of an infinite number of color correction layers contains every grading tool within the system including: primaries, fixed vectors, custom curves, and Mistika’s own enhanced five ball primary system – bands.
Codex introduced the Action Cam earlier this month at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas. The camera delivers high-definition shooting, capture, transcoding and data management for situations that require a compact form factor and low weight. It comprises a tiny camera head and a Codex Camera Control Recorder that delivers full remote control of the camera, plus the proven workflow of Codex.
In what counted as one of the surprises at the event, Blackmagic Design unveiled the Blackmagic Cintel film scanner earlier this month at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas. The real time system can scan 16mm and 35mm film into UltraHD.