The trade association New York Women in Film & Television is pleased to announce that 14 projects from 15 of its members have been officially selected for the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival. The festival takes place June 7-18, 2023, both virtually and in-person in New York City.
Production & Post-Production
The Indian special effects company FutureWorks was brought on board by Dharma Productions to work on more than 1,500 shots, including a computer-generated helicopter, for the comedy-drama Selfiee. Directed by Raj Mehta, the film is a remake of the Malayalam film Driving Licence.
Invisible — a complete technology bundle for real-time marker-less motion capture developed by disguise in partnership with Move.ai – is available now. By removing the need for markers, wearable suits, and long calibration setups, Invisible allows anyone to easily mirror their movements onto a character rig within disguise’s Designer software, all in real time.
Sony Electronics has announced the upcoming release of new firmware updates for the FX6 full-frame camera and the flagship Venice 2 digital cinema camera. FX6 Version 4.0 and Venice 2 Version 2.1 will be released this summer and a major new upgrade for the Venice 2, Version 3.0, will be available in early 2024.
Cooke Optics has announced that its 60mm, 90mm and 150mm Macro/I FF 1:1 lenses are now available to order as a full set.
Director and visual artist David Orr weaves a single bird’s feather into a shimmering kaleidoscope of incredible complexity and stunning beauty in a video accompanying the new Nick Cave song Wood Dove. Produced by Cave with longtime collaborator Warren Ellis, the song is one of 242 recordings included in a new compilation titled For the Birds: The Birdsong Project, created by music supervisor Randall Poster and producer Rebecca Reagan to benefit the Audubon Society.
Christopher, a major new Malayam action film directed by B. Unnikrishnan and starring veteran actor and superstar of Indian cinema, Mammootty, follows a maverick cop who is forced to work outside the limits of the law when the system fails. The story weaves across the past and present, while revealing the motives that shape his actions. The film was shot by cinematographer Faiz Siddik.
Anton/Bauer has announced the launch of Salt-E Dog, a sodium-based 9kWh mobile power source designed specifically for motion picture and television production. The industry-first power source delivers consistent and reliable energy and addresses the pressing issue of carbon emissions associated with traditional fossil fuel or lithium generators. It signifies a major milestone in sustainable power for the media and entertainment industry.
The next Post Break – Scripted to Unscripted, Post-Production Pathways – is slated for Thursday, June 8 at 4:00 pm EDT. The current Writers Guild of America strike has brought film and television production to a virtual standstill, creating further challenges for post-production professionals whose job security was already threatened by shrinking slates and cost-cutting measures imposed by networks and streamers.
Arri has introduced a new control option for its latest cameras: The CCM-1 is a seven-inch onboard monitor that provides full camera control and menu access for the Alexa 35 and Alexa Mini LF. Creating new camera configuration possibilities, the company says the CCM-1 combines Arri color accuracy and a bright display with customizable controls and rugged build quality.