Production & Post-Production

Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media Fellows Complete Workshops

Mon, 07/22/2024 - 09:13 -- Nick Dager

The Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media has announced that its 2023-2024 cohort of 21 fellows have completed fund-sponsored workshops and labs, including story development, film production, and screenplay writing, and are currently in production of their individual projects. This year's diverse cohort brings unique backgrounds and points of view, a hallmark of The Fund's dedication to bringing greater diversity of participation and objectivity to the film industry

Understanding Barco’s Lightsteering Technology

Tue, 07/16/2024 - 10:58 -- Nick Dager

Six years ago, Barco began giving private demos for key creatives and exhibition executives of its high dynamic range projection technology called Lightsteering. Today the Lightsteering line of products includes projectors for exhibitors as well as complimentary technology and software toolkits for studios and post-production professionals. Steering light to specific focal points within each frame, Barco says, produces brighter highlights and deeper darks for rich, brilliant, high-contrast images. This is what enables the patented laser projection technology at the core of the HDR by Barco eco-system to deliver a visual experience that the company says is unlike any other HDR system on the market today. HDR by Barco is expected to be widely available later this year. I recently spoke via email with Anders Ballestad, head of content and studio relations for Barco Cinema to learn more about HDR by Barco and, specifically, about Lighsteering. Here is that conversation.

Laika Acquires Brian Duffield’s Live Action Film Crumble

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 12:33 -- Nick Dager

The award-winning studio Laika is bolstering its live action slate by acquiring Crumble, an original script by Brian Duffield (Spontaneous, No One Will Save You), who will direct. Oscar winners Phil Lord and Chris Miller as well as Aditya Sood will produce through their Lord Miller banner. Duffield will also produce. Lucy Kitada and Nikki Baida from Lord Miller will serve as executive producers.

Skydance Media Acquiring Paramount

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 13:12 -- Nick Dager

As has been widely reported, Skydance Media and Paramount Global have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to form New Paramount – what they say is a next-generation media and technology leader, through a two-step transaction including the acquisition of National Amusements, which holds the controlling share stake in Paramount, and subsequently a merger of Skydance and Paramount Global.

Company 3 Post Opens East Coast’s First Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos Theatre

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 09:19 -- Nick Dager

Company 3 has opened a Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos equipped theatre at its facilities in New York. It is the first theatre of its kind at any post-production company on the East Coast. The theatre will enable Company 3's clients to experience their work in an acoustic environment as robust as that of any cinema in the world.

Digital Silk Redesigns International Cinema Lighting Society Website

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 09:14 -- Nick Dager

The web design agency Digital Silk has redesigned the website for the International Cinema Lighting Society. As a non-profit organization and the only international platform representing cinematic lighting professionals worldwide, ICLS wanted to elevate its online presence, improve user experience, and foster greater community collaboration.

Brainstorm Opens New Facility in Austin, Texas; Hires Thierry Gonzalo

Mon, 05/27/2024 - 10:36 -- Nick Dager

Brainstorm, manufacturer of real-time 3D graphics and virtual studio technology, has opened a new office and demo studio in Austin, Texas. This company says the expansion marks a significant milestone in its growth and commitment to serving its North American market. In conjunction with the office opening, Brainstorm hired Thierry Gonzalo as the new senior solutions architect. He will be based in Austin.


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