Production & Post-Production

Alter Ego Opens Los Angeles Facility

Mon, 10/02/2023 - 10:35 -- Nick Dager

The Canadian commercial post-production facility alter ego has opened an LA studio in Santa Monica and installed two Baselight Two systems in its pair of new grading suites. The new facility is run by alter ego partner and colorist Eric Whipp, who is joined by colorist Kya Lou, color assistant Corey Martinez, and executive producer Pravina Sippy.

Arcturus Appoints Former Microsoft, Lucasfilm Veteran as CPO

Mon, 10/02/2023 - 10:30 -- Nick Dager

Arcturus has appointed industry veteran and innovator Steve Sullivan to the role of chief product officer. Sullivan will assume comprehensive oversight over all Arcturus offerings, including a complete capture-to-distribution solution for the creation of volumetric video, featuring the award-winning HoloSuite tools and the new mixed reality capture system originally developed by Microsoft.

Cinespace Acquires EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Atlanta and Wilmington

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 09:19 -- Nick Dager

Cinespace Studios has announced the acquisition of EUE/Screen Gems studio campuses in Atlanta and Wilmington. This strategic move is part of Cinespace’s ongoing efforts to provide a diverse portfolio of studios and resources to accommodate productions of all sizes under one global network. The locations will operate as Cinespace Atlanta and Cinespace Wilmington.

Shooting The Creator

Wed, 09/27/2023 - 12:52 -- Nick Dager

By the time last year when cinematographers Greig Fraser and Oren Soffer were signed to work on the feature film The Creator, director Gareth Edwards had already spent more than a year doing test shoots and location scouting. Edwards said he used that time as the opportunity to envision the look of the film. He went to Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, and Nepal. He said, “Our whole plan was just to go to the greatest locations in the world, because the cost of a flight is way less than the cost of building a set.” Considering the budget of just over $86 million, the filmmakers utilized guerrilla filmmaking methods by having very few crew members and natural lighting on set for select on-location scenes, and limited sound recording. I recently spoke via email with Soffer to learn more about how The Creator was shot.

C-Real Announces Availability of Patented Technology for AR Glasses

Tue, 09/26/2023 - 09:52 -- Nick Dager

C-Real, a Swiss innovator in light field micro-display technology, today announced the commercial availability by early 2024 of its patent-protected augmented reality display technology, which enables original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers to develop AR glasses that uniquely provide correct depth perception to users.

Advanced Media Trading Launches CineSeason in Saudi Arabia

Mon, 09/25/2023 - 08:33 -- Nick Dager

CineSeason, an immersive two-day event taking place October 6-7 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is designed to provide aspiring filmmakers, content creators and enthusiasts with a comprehensive learning experience in various aspects of cinematic filmmaking, and the opportunity to join industry experts in discussing the latest technologies, trends and solutions in digital cinema, broadcast, and video ahead of the fourth edition of the Riyadh Season.

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