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MPSE Newly Elected President Mark Lanza

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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MPSE Newly Elected President <em>Mark Lanza</em>

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) have elected Mark Lanza as president. Lanza is an award-winning supervising sound editor and currently serves as the organization’s treasurer. His two-year term as president begins in January. He succeeds Tom McCarthy. Also elected to the MPSE board are Steve Urban as secretary and Jeremy Gordon as treasurer.... »

The 32nd Annual PTSL Playoffs

Monday, January 27, 2020
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The 32nd Annual PTSL Playoffs

On Saturday, January 25th, American Dad beat The Rookie – 20-5 – to win the Championship game, marking the end of the Prime Time Softball League’s (PTSL) 32nd season. The co-ed teams – excluding the Agents of Shield – will begin their season again in September of 2020, with registration taking place in August,... »

34th Annual ASC Awards Winners

Monday, January 27, 2020
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34th Annual ASC Awards Winners

Cinematographer Roger Deakins won the top prize Saturday night at the 34th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland, for his camera work on 1917, directed by Sam Mendes. Deakins beat Phedon Papamichael (Ford v Ferrari), Rodrigo Prieto (The Irishman), Robert Richardson (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and Lawrence... »

56th Annual CAS Awards Winners

Monday, January 27, 2020
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56th Annual CAS Awards Winners

The Cinema Audio Society Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture – Live Action was presented to the sound mixing team from Ford v Ferrari Steven A. Morrow CAS, Paul Massey CAS, David Giammarco CAS, Tyson Lozensky, David Betancourt, and Richard Duarte. Top honors for Motion Picture – Animated went to Toy Story 4 and the... »

72nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards  

Sunday, January 26, 2020
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72nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards   

The 72nd Annual Directors Guild of America (DGA) Guild Awards was held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The annual ceremony honored talented directors across 11 major categories within the film and television space, along with 2 lifetime achievement awards. The show was hosted by Judd Apatow.... »

Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve Used To Grade Ford vs Ferrari

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve Used To Grade <em>Ford vs Ferrari</em>

Blackmagic Design announced today that EFILM Senior Colorist Skip Kimball used DaVinci Resolve Studio to grade Twentieth Century Fox’s Ford vs Ferrari. Directed by James Mangold, the film follows the true story of car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and test driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) as they work to build a revolutionary sports... »

BSC Expo 2020: Cooke Optics Reveals New Lenses

Saturday, January 25, 2020
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BSC Expo 2020: Cooke Optics Reveals New Lenses

Cooke Optics will be presenting the very latest lenses in its line-up, including the newest Anamorphic/i Full Frame 85mm Macro, on Stand 548 at BSC Expo, which takes place at Battersea Evolution, London, Friday 31st January to Saturday 1st February 2020. Both coatings of the Anamorphic/i Full Frame Plus prime lenses, Standard and SF... »

Oscar Contender: Visual Effects Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Friday, January 24, 2020
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Found in: Awards, Contender Portfolios, Featured, Film, Visual FX
Oscar Contender: Visual Effects <em>Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker</em>

When visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett got the call to begin work on J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the project was early in pre-production with two prominent challenges which would be unlike any in a previous Star Wars film. “The scene when Rey and Ren are fighting is a big water... »

Sim Post-Production: Sundance Premieres Four Independent Films

Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Sim Post-Production: Sundance Premieres Four Independent Films

A long-time supporter of independent film, Sim provided post-production finishing services for four ground-breaking films premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Sim Post New York provided final color grading and online editorial for Hillary, Academy Award-nominated director Nanette Burnstein’s four-part documentary about the life of Hillary Clinton and her historic 2016 presidential campaign.... »

Illumination Dynamics Relocates to Support Company Growth

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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Illumination Dynamics Relocates to Support Company Growth

Illumination Dynamics (ID), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ARRI Rental, has announced the transition of its Los Angeles headquarter from San Fernando to a new location in Santa Clarita. The brand-new, 67,639 square-foot facility is located at 21335 Needham Ranch Parkway, within sight of the 14 Freeway and just a few miles from Interstates 5,... »

HBO Documentary: The Apollo Examines Historic Theater

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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HBO Documentary: <em>The Apollo</em> Examines Historic Theater

Currently airing on HBO via HBO Documentary Films, the feature-length documentary The Apollo explores the legendary Harlem theater’s ongoing importance as a historical landmark and touchstone of African-American culture. When producer Lisa Cortes contemplated a theater in her own neighborhood, one that has been an institution since 1913, she knew that a film about... »

The Power of Sound – MPSE 67th Annual Golden Reel Awards

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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The Power of Sound – MPSE 67th Annual Golden Reel Awards

HOLLYWOOD—January 19, 2020—During a black-tie ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, the Motion Picture Sound Editors presented the 67th MPSE Annual Golden Reel Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in sound editing in 23 categories encompassing feature films, long-form and short-form television, animation, documentaries, games, special venue and other media.  Top Feature Film honors... »

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