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New York’s Visual Effects Production Sees Boom Despite Covid

August 12, 2020 | By
New York’s Visual Effects Production Sees Boom Despite Covid

Many different avenues of production and post-production ground to a halt when COVID hit the United States in March, but the Post New York Alliance (PNYA) is seeing a boom in work for visual effects companies in New York State thanks to financial incentives from New York’s Film Tax Credit Program. Producers are turning to... »

Newly-launched Colorist Awards is First International Competition Focusing on Colorists

August 11, 2020 | By
Newly-launched Colorist Awards is First International Competition Focusing on Colorists

The Colorist Society International (CSI) and the Independent Colourist Guild (ICG) announced today they would be joining forces as partner and co-organizer for the newly-launched Colorist Awards. This will be the first international competition that focuses specifically on the craft of color and the work done by colorists in feature films, television, documentaries, commercials, music videos... »

Goldcrest Post Plays Key Role in Indie Thriller She Dies Tomorrow

August 3, 2020 | By
Goldcrest Post Plays Key Role in Indie Thriller <i>She Dies Tomorrow</i>

Writer/director Amy Seimetz‘s second feature, the psychological thriller She Dies Tomorrow, opened in select drive-ins last Friday, and it will be available digitally On-Demand this coming Friday. Seimetz did the sound and picture finishing for her sophomore feature at New York’s Goldcrest Post, using the team of colorist Nat Jencks, sound designer/supervising sound editor Mary Ellen Porto,... »

Emmy Nominations – Reactions from Below-the-line Nominees

July 30, 2020 | By
Emmy Nominations – Reactions from Below-the-line Nominees

On Tuesday, July 28, the Television Academy announced the 72nd Emmy Awards nominations with HBO’s limited series Watchmen receiving the most overall nominations. At the same time,  Netflix overtook HBO’s previous record for most overall Emmy nomination, and in its first year as an entity, Apple TV+ received 18 Emmy nominations, mostly for The Morning Show  and the... »

The Future Group Unveils Pixotope Version 1.3

July 23, 2020 | By
The Future Group Unveils Pixotope Version 1.3

The Future Group, creators of live photo-realistic virtual production system Pixotope, today unveils its latest Version 1.3 software featuring a wide range of advances that significantly improve how virtual environments interact with real-world elements. Pixotope enables the production of mixed-reality (MR) content by bringing together physical components such as presenters, actors, props and free-moving... »

ALIBI Music Unveils Four New Albums

July 17, 2020 | By
ALIBI Music Unveils Four New Albums

ALIBI Music has announced the release of four new albums from its exclusive ATX catalog for high-end series launch promos and film trailers. Composed by professional musicians from around the world, this newest production music brings editors a commanding sonic backdrop for projects ranging from dark, heroic drama and cinematic action to sci-fi and... »

FilmLA 2020: Second Quarter A Near-Total Loss For On-Location Filming

July 9, 2020 | By
FilmLA 2020: Second Quarter A Near-Total Loss For On-Location Filming

FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions, has updated its quarterly report series quantifying on-location filming within its service area. The new report, comparing April- June 2020 with the same period in the prior year, offers a portrait of an industry on lockdown – revealing... »

Emmy Contenders Greg King & Jonathan Greasley: Sound for Cosmos: Possible Worlds

July 8, 2020 | By
Emmy Contenders Greg King & Jonathan Greasley: Sound for <em>Cosmos: Possible Worlds</em>

When astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author Neil deGrasse Tyson undertook hosting a new version of Carl Sagan’s legendary 1980 space-oriented series Cosmos, he knew he would have to bring his approach into the 21st century. “Given what we know of the laws of physics, what kinds of worlds are possible?” said Tyson about the intent... »

Hula Post Launches Hula Post Everywhere

June 26, 2020 | By

Hula Post has announced the launch of Hula Post Everywhere, its newest postproduction service.  Primarily developed as a solution to create remote workflows during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hula Post Everywhere is wherever feature and television editors need to be, anywhere in the U.S. Hula Post Everywhere fully allows Avid’s Media Composer shared Project and Bin feature on Avid Nexis storage... »

ALIBI Releases New Production Music Albums For Editors

June 17, 2020 | By
ALIBI Releases New Production Music Albums For Editors

The newest production music from ALIBI features seven high-energy tracks that can be used for trailers, promos, ads, programming, sports or esports. The new albums – created by a diverse group of international composers and artists – feature tracks structured with the needs of editors in mind, as well as ALIBI’s signature touch of... »

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