For award-winning cinematographer Aaron McLisky, ACS, and for Academy Award winning director, co-writer, and leading actor Russell Crowe, shooting the psychological thriller Poker Face came down to two things: achieving a modern look that maintained a painterly quality as well as choosing the right aspect ratio to capture the ensemble cast in a single frame. One other challenge on the set was having a director who was also the leading actor.
Production & Post-Production
The Motion Picture Sound Editors will honor two-time Academy Award-nominated supervising sound editor Gwendolyn Yates Whittle with its 2023 Career Achievement Award. Whittle, whose more than 150 film and television credits include Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Minority Report, Munich, Iron Man, Cloverfield, Jurassic World and Fight Club, will receive the award at the 70th MPSE Golden Reel Awards February 26, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.
Emmy and Annie award-winning visual effects and animation company Jellyfish Pictures has announced a restructure of its leadership team and new key appointments supporting the company’s ambitious plans for further growth across existing and new sectors. The announcement follows Key Capital Partners’ minority investment in the company earlier in the year and the ongoing global expansion of the company’s operations powered by its virtual studio infrastructure.
Ruben Östlund has been appointed as the new Honorary President of the Göteborg Film Festival. Östlund will be an advisor for the festival and leave his artistic imprint on the festival program, starting with the upcoming Göteborg Film Festival 2023.
The HPA Awards returned to the historic Hollywood Legion Theater tonight to celebrate exceptional achievement in color grading, sound, editing, and visual effects. The gala, which filled the Legion to capacity, bestowed additional honors for engineering excellence and outstanding achievement in restoration.
The film production company FutureWork has opened a training program called the FutureWorks Academy in Chennai, India. As demand for high end visual effects work continues to rise and the industry is facing a critical skills shortage, FutureWorks Academy provides entry-level artists a clear path to success by offering the opportunity to learn from senior level professionals and work on live projects in a structured, supportive environment.
Canon has announced a multi-feature firmware update for the EOS C70 4K Digital Cinema Camera. The batch of feature upgrades coming via a firmware update will help to improve workflow and functionality for filmmakers. The firmware update will be available as a free download on December 8.
The International Documentary Association has announced that American Documentary has received four nominations for the 38th IDA Documentary Awards.
The post-production house 11 Dollar Bill enjoyed a banner night at The One Club for Creativity’s recent annual Denver Awards, picking up two Gold, one Silver, two Bronze and two Merit Awards for work for JD Sports/Adidas, the Colorado Lottery, El Pollo Loco and Do Good Chicken.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors today announce that award‐winning actor, comedian, and author Patton Oswalt will host the 70th MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Honoring outstanding achievement in sound editing, the Golden Reel Awards will take place on February 26, 2023, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.