Production & Post-Production

Loud Minds, Milk Partnering on Surviving Earth

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 10:01 -- Nick Dager

Loud Minds has partnered with the award-winning visual effects studio Milk to create many of the effects on the newly commissioned eight-part NBC series, Surviving Earth. A co-production between UK Indie Loud Minds and Universal Television Alternative Studio, the documentary series promises an incredible journey into prehistory to learn the lessons from past mass extinctions. The partnership will see Milk develop and create all the digital environments, landscapes and creatures that will bring the series to life.

Amazon Creates Immersive Cinema Ad

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 10:56 -- Nick Dager

Amazon’s Alexa team has created an immersive 30-second cinema commercial, designed to reinforce the message that Alexa makes smart homes easier. The commercial begins with a voice-over giving a command to Alexa to dim the lights. To the audience’s surprise, not only do the lights in the film dim, but the theatre lights dim as well.

The Marvelous Ms. Marvel

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 17:00 -- Nick Dager

For Marvel Studios’ latest episodic series, Ms. Marvel, the production faced an interesting, and somewhat rare challenge. Unlike some of the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that are firmly established through decades of exposure, the titular character in the Disney+ exclusive series is a relatively new creation. That gave the production a little more flexibility when adapting her powers and allowed the showrunners to work with Oscar and Emmy-winning visual effects studio, Digital Domain, to reinvent Ms. Marvel’s powers for a new audience

Thor: Love and VFX

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 14:24 -- Nick Dager

Rising Sun Pictures’ latest collaboration with Marvel Studios is its most expansive in scope and visually stunning. The studio delivered more than 300 visual effects shots for the studio’s new blockbuster hit, Thor: Love and Thunder, directed by Taika Waititi, including its sensational opening, and closing scenes.

Sony Renovates, Upgrades Post Production Facilities

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 11:59 -- Nick Dager

Sony Pictures Post Production Services has finished the renovation of its 229-seat Kim Novak Theatre, equipping it with a new speaker array and film screen, rebuilding its electrical infrastructure and remodeling its interior. Sony Pictures has also upgraded its Dub Stage 12, adding Atmos features, as it continues a multi-year effort to expand and update its sound facilities.

Streamland Media Acquires Ingenuity Studios

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 11:47 -- Nick Dager

Streamland Media has added the award-winning visual effects facility Ingenuity Studios to its global post-production offerings. With four locations in the US and Canada, Ingenuity Studios further expands Streamland Media’s offerings to content creators worldwide, which include customized services from its picture division, Picture Shop; visual effects division, Ghost VFX; sound division, Formosa Group; and marketing division, Picture Head.

Nominees Announced for Golden Trailer Awards

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 11:39 -- Nick Dager

The nominees have been announced for the 22nd annual Golden Trailer Awards ceremony, which will be held live at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, October 6th. This year’s awards represent the ever-evolving entertainment industry. The 2022 jury consists of top-level directors, producers, actors, writers, executives, and advertising creatives as well as program host, renowned comedian and NBC talk show personality, Henry Cho.

HPA Calls for Proposals for the 2023 Tech Retreat

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 13:00 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association has issued a call for proposals for the main program and breakfast roundtables for the 2023 HPA Tech Retreat. The event, which draws a full complement of innovative thinkers working at the intersection of artistry and technology, will take place February 20-23 at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Soa in Rancho Mirage, California.

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