Production & Post-Production

Sony Pictures Entertainment Creates New Workflow for Spider Man 2

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 10:51 -- Nick Dager

Columbia Pictures’ The Amazing Spider Man 2 marks a groundbreaking collaboration between visual effects, sound and post-production teams from Sony Pictures Entertainment. The Academy Award-winning Sony Pictures Imageworks crafted over 1000 visual effects shots, Sony Pictures Post Production provided sound – its first project in in Dolby Atmos – and Colorworks performed film scanning, conforming and color grading all in 4K.

Douglas Trumbull’s UFOTOG Premieres May 11

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 14:38 -- Nick Dager

Filmmaker and visual effects legend Douglas Trumbull is partnering with Christie on May 11 to premiere UFOTOG, a dramatic 10-minute experimental sci-fi story about a lone man attempting to photograph UFOs. Directed by Trumbull and created in 4K 3D at 120 frames per second, the short film will be screened on a Christie Mirage 4K35, the 4K DLP resolution projector running at 120Hz, at the Seattle Cinerama Theater’s 2nd Annual Sci-Fi Film Festival.

Sony Purchases Consoles from Location Sound

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:41 -- Nick Dager

Location Sound completed their largest Q1 sale to Sony Picture Studio’s Culver City, California, which is undergoing a revamp of its production facility. Sony’s purchase of eight live sound consoles—five Soundcraft Vi4s, one Soundcraft Vi6, and two Yamaha CL5s— will be used for audience sound reinforcement as well as recording of production dialog.

Culprit Shoots Breakout Korn Video

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 11:35 -- Nick Dager

When cinematographer Colt Seman and colleagues, Dylan Trussell and David Dinetz of Culprit Creative were charged with creating the music video for Korn’s Spike in My Veins, they decided to go beyond the expected. For the edgy video, they deployed the new Bolt Cinebot high speed robotic camera arm, the 1000fps, high-definition Phantom Miro camera; and Schneider-Kreuznach Cine-Xenar III prime lenses.

Work it like a Rock Star

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 11:28 -- Nick Dager

Eugene Riecansky claims it was love at first sight. It was about eight years ago, the visual effects and music industry veteran was working on a video for alternative metal band Deftones and first encountered Autodesk software at a participating post house. A recent project had the team creating tour visuals for international DJ, Skism. After using Maya to help create pristine elements such as Snakes wrapped around neon crosses, huge robotic structures, and pulsating skulls, the Rockstar team was able to move the entire project, including the 3D assets created in Maya, quickly and easily into Smoke to bring everything together and provide animations ready for the DJ to use live on tour

2G Digital Adds Julie Currin to Lead Business Development

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 11:07 -- Nick Dager

Digital supply chain specialist 2G Digital has hired veteran post-production executive Julie Currin as vice president of business development. Currin brings more than 15 years of experience in film and television post-production, including senior sales and marketing posts with Deluxe, Prime Focus and Laser Pacific Media. In her new role, she will develop new markets for 2G Digital’s services and promote new lines of business.

Filmworkers Celebrate Modern Southern Music for Belk

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:41 -- Nick Dager

Matt Egan has directed Nashville star Hayden Panettiere in a new commercial for Belk that is part of the fashion brand’s Modern Southern Music campaign. Filmworkers provided post-production services for the glamorous commercial, produced by Coin-Operated Films, which captures the actress arriving on location at the newly-renovated Country Music Hall of Fame for an evening shoot.

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