Facing Fear is first-time director Jason Cohen’s powerful documentary short about the unlikely friendship between a former neo-Nazi and the gay man he victimized decades earlier. Kent Pritchett of Colorflow performed final color grading for the doc, which recently made its world premiere at Outfest Los Angeles where it won the Audience Award. Facing Fear is scheduled for a theatrical run at the Laemmle Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, August 9-15.
Production & Post-Production
A director of photography for the past two decades, David Klein, ASC, has shot movies and television shows using numerous film and digital formats. “Every motion-picture film stock has its own look,” he said, “and that’s true of every digital cinema camera as well.”
One solution to a common challenge of independent filmmaking is to use multiple cameras to ensure scene coverage – especially of action scenes – to ideally save time and money. Unfortunately, because camera manufacturer settings vary, the end result can be contrasting images depending on which camera is used. This was the case with the new action sci-fi thriller Alien Hunger. Producer Jack Tucker, and editor Nancy Brindley Bhagia, had concerns in how the “horror look” would be created in the film due to lighting issues within some of the footage.
Pechanga Resort & Casino’s in-house production team has created several award-winning videos about the round-the-clock entertainment experience that is the seventh largest venue of its kind in the world.
Kamerawerk is producing Bubble Beatz's No Sleep, a story-driven music video using not only 4K acquisition but a complete 4K 60 frame per second production pipeline including cameras, editing, color grading and finishing.
Deluxe Digital Cinema has installed Europe’s first Barco Auro 11.1 multi-channel movie soundtrack creation system at its Deluxe Soho production facility in London.
Kodak and the University Film and Video Foundation (UFVF) have named the 2013 recipients of the Kodak Student Scholarship Awards and Kodak Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards, which were selected by a panel of judges led by award-winning cinematographer John Bailey, ASC. This year’s winners represent film schools in Mexico, Africa, Germany and the United States
Fujinon’s PL 85-300mm (model ZK3.5x85) Cabrio lens has received a 2013 Cine Gear Expo Technical Award.
Hybride, a division of Ubisoft, in collaboration with Industrial Light & Magic, recently completed VFX work on 318 shots for acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s long-awaited and highly anticipated new film, Pacific Rim.
Archimedia Technology, a new company whose technology and applications bridge the gap between content producers and their archives has announced that the Archimedia Reference Player has been upgraded to add support for more mastering formats.