Production & Post-Production

Fool Cool Rock First Japanese Movie Mixed in Barco Auro 11.1

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:29 -- Nick Dager

The documentary Fool Cool Rock from director: Hiroyuki Nakano will be mixed and released in Auro 11.1 this month. “I’m so proud that Auro 11.1 by Barco was selected as the preferred sound format for this movie. One OK Rock’s devoted fans will be delighted when they hear this band perform like never before,” said Brian Claypool, senior director of strategic business development at Barco.

Manios Digital & Film to Showcase New Battery, Other Products at Cine Gear

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:33 -- Nick Dager

Manios Digital & Film will showcase new products from Cartoni, Kinotehnik, PAG and Vocas at Cine Gear, June 4-7 at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood. Included among several products not previously seen on the West Coast will be PAG’s new Gold Mount (3-Stud Snap-On) compatible, high-current, PAGlink battery, a replacement for all Anton/Bauer Li-Ion batteries. The new battery, which made it onto several “Best of” lists at NAB, is compatible with Gold Mount camera plates and Anton/Bauer Li-Ion chargers, and can be can be linked to create a high-capacity Li-Ion power source on location.

Softy Lite Designed for Today’s Cameras

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:30 -- Nick Dager

Cameraman Maxim Ford has designed a new LED soft light for digital movie making and photography, designed by a cameraman for camera operators and calls it Softy Lite who said "With the explosion of low budget dramas using new digital movie cameras like the Canon D5 and Sony F3 I wanted to make an affordable light that would have the potential for great drama lighting.”

The Dawn of Native 3D

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 13:08 -- Debra Kaufman

The 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes unleashed a cross-species thriller and, on July 11, the sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Matt Reeves and shot by cinematographer Michael Seresin will debut in U.S. theatres. Although most 3D movies currently are shot in 2D and converted to 3D in post-production, this movie was shot in native 3D. Seresin, who also shot a significant portion of Gravity, faced his first experience shooting native 3D. Although he doesn’t consider himself a “technical cinematographer,” Seresin felt confident. “Lighting, composition, and camera moves is what I like,” he says.

Night of the Living Dead Gets a 3D Animation Reboot

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:01 -- Nick Dager

With a seemingly unquenchable appetite for zombie movies, movie-goers will get their fill in 2014 with Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D, a 3D animated reboot of the original 1968 horror classic. The film features visual effects from The Graphics Film Company, which relied on the iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture software solution. The software’s ability to easily create massive amounts of zombie action and seamlessly integrate it with the studio’s complex workflow, provided the filmmakers limitless creative freedom

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