Production & Post-Production

The Real Magic of Fantastic Beasts

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 09:26 -- Nick Dager

In Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, the latest feature film installment in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling, professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines? To bring this epic tale to life, the filmmakers brought in award-winning visual effects studio, Digital Domain.

Creating a Real World for Star Trek

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 12:06 -- Nick Dager

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is spin-off from Star Trek: Discovery and a prequel to Star Trek: The Original Series, Strange New Worlds follows Captain Christopher Pike and the crew of the USS. Enterprise. Cinematographer Glen Keenan, CSC, wanted to give the show the most organic, non-studio look to convince the audience they were seeing a real location.

AFI Announces the 2022 Cinematography Intensive for Women

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 11:51 -- Nick Dager

The American Film Institute has announced a call for applicants for the 2022 Cinematography Intensive for Women presented by Panavision. Returning after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the four-day program will be held on the AFI Campus in Los Angeles on Friday, July 15 through Monday, July 18. Designed for aspiring cinematographers, the goal of the program is to provide participants with a toolkit to secure on-set experience in the field and first-hand industry insights demonstrating the path to professional career success.

HPA Engineering Excellence Award Entries Open Through June 24

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 11:47 -- Nick Dager

The call for entries is now open for the HPA Engineering Excellence Award. The award recognizes the companies and individuals who have created breakthrough technologies in media, content production, finishing, distribution, and archive. The 2022 submission period runs through June 24. Judging will again take place online, in July.

Stephen Arnold Music Creates Sonic Brand for WETA

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 11:44 -- Nick Dager

Stephen Arnold Music supported the rebranding of WETA PBS, the flagship public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital, by creating its first-ever sonic brand. The classically inspired sonic signature, featuring a modern, upbeat sound performed on piano and strings, will be used alongside new visual branding on WETA and each of its five sub-channels (WETA-HD, WETA UK, PBS KIDS, WORLD and WETA METRO) as well as the popular WETA Classical superpower radio station.

VFX Legion Created the Effects for HBO Max’s DMZ

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 09:05 -- Nick Dager

The visual effects company VFX Legion created a mix of digital effects for HBO Max’s dystopian miniseries, DMZ. Produced by Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay, and Emmy nominee Roberto Patino, DMZ is based on the DC comic book series of the same name. Set in the not-to-distant future during the Second Civil War, the drama unfolds in New York City, a demilitarized zone abandoned by the country and ravaged by violence.

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