Production & Post-Production

Drug Trafficking’s Human Toll

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:37 -- Nick Dager

Equatorial heat and humidity, sporadic electrical service, and a modest budget were just a few of the challenges that director Josef Wladyka and writer/DP Alan Blanco faced while filming their feature Manos Sucias (Dirty Hands) among the impoverished fishing villages of Colombia’s Pacific coast. Filmed completely on location, Manos Sucias is a drama depicting the perils of two fishermen coerced into towing an underwater narco-torpedo up the Pacific coast of Colombia. They also filmed in the jungle and aboard small boats in rough seas, all while needing to keep a low profile in a dangerous region

Sweatpants Media Captures Classic Look for Viceroy Hotel Group

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:16 -- Nick Dager

When Sweatpants Media was contracted by the Viceroy Hotel Group to feature their newest location, the Viceroy New York in Manhattan they knew that the piece would need to communicate a high-end, high fashion feel. “The client’s expectations were, as always, high. Every shot needed to look like it was pulled from a fashion magazine,” explains Jonny Zeller, Sweatpants co-founder.

Chuck Schultz Takes on Alligators in the Wild

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:19 -- Nick Dager

Director of Photography Charles “Chuck” Schultz’ last encounter with wildlife was with a congregation of alligators in one of their more famous stomping grounds, the Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, Florida. Armed with his new AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld, Schultz captured extensive video that later aired on CBS Sunday Morning’s signature nature segment.

Jim Bissell to Receive Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:14 -- Nick Dager

Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated production designer Jim Bissell will receive the Art Directors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on January 31 at a black-tie ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The announcement was made today by John Shaffner, ADG council chairman, and ADG award producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly.

Shotgun Software Passes Bishop Fox Security Audit

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:11 -- Nick Dager

The Shotgun software application recently passed a full penetration test by global security auditing firm Bishop Fox. This positive assessment is a milestone marking Shotgun's ongoing investment in ensuring that its software meets the stringent requirements of the creative industry and that its clients can trust the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their intellectual property on the Shotgun platform.

Runway Names Jeff Buchignani President

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:08 -- Nick Dager

Runway has appointed Jeff Buchignani as president. An 18-year veteran of the post-production industry, Buchignani arrives from a similar position with Pivotal Post, and brings strong credentials as a manager, business strategist and industry leader. In his new role, he will oversee operations, direct strategy, and orchestrate an ambitious expansion effort. The latter will include extending the company’s footprint in Southern California, as well as to other parts of the U.S. and markets abroad.


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